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Details of inspection stages:

Listed below are the various stages, where applicable, when Building Control need to be contacted to arrange an inspection of the work.

The Building Regulations specify certain stages where notice must be given .Failure to notify and allow inspection can result in work having to be exposed later to obtain  a completion certificate .

Booking an inspection:

Inspections can be booked online or by telephone.

Book your inspection online
 or telephone the Contact Centre on 01372 732000.

Commencement

Notice of commencement should be given two days before any work is undertaken.

Inspections

If an inspection request is received online - before 4pm on the day before that required or by phone - before 10am on the day required we will try to inspect that day.

Inspections are booked in as 'anytime on the day required', but are usually carried out between the hours of 11am and 4pm.

Specific times cannot be booked as the volume of inspections on any particular day is only known on the same morning. However we will make a note of any request and attempt to accommodate your construction programme.

Occasionally the number of inspections requested is greater than our resources. We will then require some inspections to be moved to another day but will contact you to agree a mutually convenient alternative.

Item

Stage

Statutory Notification

Period of Notice Required

1

Commencement

Yes

1 day

2

Excavations for foundations

Yes

1 day

3

Oversite before covering

Yes

1 day

4

Damp Proof Membrane for insulation

Yes

1 day

5

Damp Proof Course to walls

Yes

1 day

6

First floor timbers

No

1 day

7

Supporting beams and bearings

No

1 day

8

Roof timbers

No

1 day

9

Electrical first fix complete

No

1 day

10.

Insulation (specify location)    

No

1 day

11.

Drains before covering

Yes

1 day

12.

Drains after covering and backfilling

Yes

5 days

13.

Occupation inspection

Yes

5 days

14.

Completion of all works

Yes

5 days

15.

Other inspection requests: (specify)

No

1 day


In calculating the period of days ‘day’ is any period of 24 hours commencing at midnight and excludes any Saturday, Sunday or Bank holidays.

Other inspections

Additional inspections may be required depending on the type of project in order to view items of work that will subsequently be covered up. These may include inspection of roofs, lintels and structural supports, insulation, fire stops and fire protection.

Structural works

If there are structural members to be inspected  but calculations  have not been submitted or checked the inspector can only agree that the structural members are in place they cannot agree that the size is correct.

Electrics

Applicants must advise Building control on their submission whether the electrical installation is being carried out by a person registered under a competent person scheme. If this is not the case a further application may be required and the electrical wiring will need to be inspected and should be left exposed.  

page updated: Wednesday, 26 November 2014 © Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 2014