Our building control services

Our building control team offers a range of services to help and guide you through the building regulations process:

Site inspections

Our surveyors carry out routine site inspections to check building work on site. We normally offer same day site inspections (Monday to Friday) provided we have received the request before 9.30am.

Assessment of dangerous structures

Following a report of a potentially dangerous structure, our building control surveyors can visit a site to assess and advise on any danger and associated risks. Where required the structure can be removed (demolished) or barricaded off.

To report a dangerous structure during office hours call 01732 844522. To report an urgent dangerous structure out of office hours call 01732 227000.


If you intend to demolish all or part of a building that is 50m³ (cubic metres) or more, you must give notice to us under Section 80 of The Building Act 1984. You must send copies of the notice to the utility services (gas, water and electricity) and also to adjoining owners and/or occupiers.

If all is satisfactory, we will issue a consent notice and schedule of requirements.

Applications for demolition should be made at least six weeks before the intended demolition and must include:

  • a site location plan (preferably at a scale of not less than 1:1250)
  • a method statement (see note 3m of the demolition notice)

Your attention is also drawn to the provisions of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 when carrying out demolition (see note 3j of the demolition notice).

Demolition notice application form

Consultancy services

Through Local Authority Building Control (LABC) consultancy services we can advise and provide requirements for:

  • acoustic sound testing
  • fire risk assessments
  • air pressure testing
  • fire engineering
  • energy and sustainability
  • structural warranties
  • access audits

LABC partnering scheme

There is no contract or fee to become a Local Authority Building Control partner and you can submit building regulations applications for work throughout England and Wales to us. We forward the application details and plans electronically to the inspecting authority on your behalf, saving you time and money.

Partners are assigned a professionally qualified surveyor or 'account manager' who is easily contactable. We carry out a plan check within ten working days (often quicker) and issue the decision notice to the inspecting authority who will issue formal approval and then carry out the inspections once work starts on site.

We already work successfully with a number of partners, both smaller businesses and larger architects. If you would like to discuss how we could become an extension of your team call Richard Alfieri on 07970 046902 for more information.

Contact the building control team

Telephone: 01732 876230