Service response times and scope
INSPECTION REQUESTS & OTHER COMMUNICATION MATTERS
An individual Inspection Plan will be issued to our service users or their agent upon
acknowledgement of the receipt of an application, which will contain the framework under which
site inspections are to be carried out and will indicate information such as:
Stages that require inspection
Contact details for arranging an inspection
Access for Inspections
Procedures for communicating the results of an inspection to the builder and applicant
this is by request only
Scope of periodic inspections and unannounced inspections
Scope of remote inspections
Tests on completion of work
The following represents both statutory notification stages and other common stages of work that
the Building Control Surveyor would intend to inspect on request, and which mus be arraged by the person
carrying out the building work (at least 24 hours notice required) :
o Inspect all foundation excavations and oversite floor constructions.
o Inspect all damp proof courses and membranes.
o Inspect all floor constructions and principal structural beams. o Inspect all roof constructions
o Inspect all foul drains and principal surface water drains before covering over
o Inspect key work relating to access and facilities for disabled people.
o Inspect key fire safety works
o Inspect works on completion
o Carry out other inspections whenever possible after making judgement on the perceived
competency of builder and complexity of work.
o All inspections are carried out in respect of notifications of statutory stages, other requests for
advice and as necessary unprompted inspections.
Other service responses:
We will endeavour to check plans and submitted calculations within 15 workings days following
All other service responses will be prioritised based upon their level of risk.
Email or hardcopy written responses will normally be responded to within
10 working days where they relate to general building regulation matters on current live applications.
High priority responses
(i.e. where they affect immediate health and safety issues, structural matters , fire safety , underground drainage
issues etc) should be brought to the immediate attention of our office staff.
Building Control Surveyors Corporate
Tel: 01992 710 763