Building site inspections
Repeat failure to observe social distancing on-site will result in a forfeit of your inspection booking.
Should this happen, works on site will be required to stop on that day and your surveyor will return the following day to reinspect. The site should remain vacated of all occupants and site personnel until your surveyor has contacted you to confirm the inspection has taken place and it is safe to return to site.
Breaching of the 2 meter social distancing requirement will not be tolerated.
Your surveyor has absolute discretion for their safety on site and failure to make sure your work is inspected may result in our office being unable to issue a Completion Certificate
Sending us photos
If you are requested to send photos, please send them to email@example.com.
Our mailbox is limited to 30Mb so you may need to send multiple emails. Sending photographic evidence does not imply approval and you should seek approval from your building control surveyor after submitting the photographs.
Stages of work
When you have submitted a full plans application or building notice and you are ready to start work you must notify us at various stages of the work. This will depend on what work is being carried out and will be explained in the guidance notes you will receive with the acknowledgement letter.
These are the usual stages of work that we inspect:
- commencement of work
- foundation excavations
- foundation concrete
- damp proof courses
- oversite preparation
- damp proof membranes
- drains before covering
- intermediate floor structures
- major structural members such as beams and columns
In addition to these we will usually ask for pressure tests of all drainage, and tests of fire detection and alarm systems