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Our building control service

If you are an architect, homeowner or builder then please do not hesitate to contact us for a free pre-application meeting. Either at your offices or at your project address.

We understand building contractors prefer to have the same inspecting surveyor for all of their building projects. When making an application please say on the form which of our surveyors you would like to oversee your project.

Our team of professionally qualified and experienced Building Control Surveyors and support staff provide impartial advice and assistance to the public and/or their agents, architects, builders, developers and other professionals. They will examine and comment on plans for building work or development requiring consent and carry out inspections of related work in progress. They ensure that building proposals are designed and carried out in accordance with modern standards set out in the Building Regulations and Approved Documents.

These standards will ensure that your new, extended or altered building will be safe and healthy to be in, provide adequate resistance to heat loss, weather resistance and, if applicable, have reasonable access and facilities for the disabled and means of escape in case of fire.

We have unrivalled local knowledge, experience and expertise covering all types of building development, extensive knowledge of building materials, and promote close liaison with design and construction teams, other services within the council and outside organisations.

Please contact our administration team in the first instance on 01892 554116.

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LABC partner authority scheme

The LABC partner authority scheme is designed to help companies that operate in multiple locations and deal with different local authorities. The scheme enables a one to one working relationship with a preferred local authority for advice and plan appraisal. The site inspections are carried out by the local authority where each project is located. The scheme is free and non contractual. It also means you can obtain consistent advice on building standards. As a member of the LABC you will be able to use the LABC resource library.