Starting building work

Completion inspection

You should contact building control within five days of completing your work (or prior to occupation) where a final inspection will be made.

Following a satisfactory inspection, a completion certificate will be issued.

Completion certificates are essential documentary evidence, making sure that the works satisfied the requirements of the building regulations at the time of the completion inspection.

A completion certificate may be required when selling a property or raising finance, so keep it in a safe place.

The building control inspection service is restricted to making sure as far as reasonably practical that the relevant building regulation requirements are satisfied. 

Building Control Surveyors will not be present for most of the building project and do not act as "Clerk of Works".

It is primarily the responsibility of the person commissioning and / or carrying out the work to comply with building regulations.

If you wish to have a more extensive supervisory service you are advised to employ a suitably qualified person (eg Clerk of Works) to carry this out on your behalf.