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Building Control Site Inspections
We continue to offer site inspections service to support the industry during COVID – 19, where this can be done safely and in line with if the guidance issued by Public Heath England (PHE) which includes:
- No one on-site shielding
- No one on-site showing coronavirus symptoms
- Social distancing measures are followed
Attention is also drawn to guidance prepared by the Construction Leadership Council:
How do I request a site inspection?
If you have a current application with our building control team then you can ask for a site visit using our site inspection online booking form or using the LABC app. You will need to send your request by 4pm on the working day before your site inspection is needed.
LABC Site Inspection App
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) have released a new site inspection app giving you ability to request inspections whilst out on site.
See the LABC website for more information.
Please note: Our records are only retained for 15 years.
When will my site inspection take place?
Site inspections will usually start from 11am on weekdays, and continue up until 4:00pm.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with an exact time prior to our visit.
Please request a call 30 minutes prior to our arrival when booking your inspection if you know you’re not going to be on site all day.
When do I need to inform you of works?
You must inform the building control team at the following stages:
- Foundation excavations
- Oversite preparation
- Damp proof course
- Oversite concrete
- Drains prior to back-filling
- Roof structure/beams
- Drains test
- Others as agreed