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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 either am or pm on the day required.

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.

Details of Site Inspection to be undertaken for given type of work

Type of project

Dwelling houses and low rise flats (up to four storeys)

Domestic extensions, alterations, renovations and refurbishments

Commercial, Industrial and mixed use

Application code and inspection type

Inspection type

Statutory notification

Period of notice required

Date inspection booked

DOM (MUL)

DAL, DEX, DGA. DIS, MUL

OAL, OTH, (MUL)

1

Commencement (when work starts)

Yes

2 days

X

X

X

2

Foundation excavations (to assess ground conditions, required depths, the thickness of the concrete)

Yes (where relevant)

1 day

X

X

3

Below ground structures (to include foundation excavations, basements, pile/ground remediation and compaction measures

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

X

4

Tanking and basements to include preparation of formwork and placing of concrete or other enclosing construction

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

X

5

Damp proof course/Damp proof membrane (this includes any brickwork below ground level, floor insulation and preparation for the ground floor (oversite))

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

X

6

Drains – (before the drains are covered over)

Yes (where relevant)

1 day

X

X

7

Superstructure (first, second and subsequent levels and placing of insulation)

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

8

External wall (to ensure proper construction and placing of insulation)

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

X

9

Completed roof structure (before removal of scaffolding and placing of insulation)

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

X

10

Installation of fixed building services (heating and lighting systems)

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

11

Before plastering (including supporting beams and bearings, fire resistance, electrical first fix (if applicable), first floor timbers,

Yes

(where relevant)

1 day

X

X

12

Completion of the works

Yes

5 days

X

X

X

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: Thursday, 17 September 2015 © Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 2016