Site inspections

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To ensure that your building works comply with Building Regulations and other relevant associated legislation, we will carry out inspections of building work as it progresses.

Once you or your builder have decided when to commence building work, you must give Building Control at least two days notice. If the job is being done under a Building Notice you may be required to submit further details and/or drawings for our consideration. Inspections can be generalised into notification stages:

  • Commencement
  • Foundations
  • Tanking
  • Oversite
  • Drainage
  • Floor joists
  • Steelwork
  • Roof carcass
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Completion

All inspections can be arranged by contacting the office and same day inspections will be possible if you telephone before 10.00am. You are advised to request the completion inspection before your builder leaves the job. Any problems can then be quickly and efficiently corrected and completion certificates are issued upon satisfactory completion of works. The stages for specific projects are set out below in the service plan. Commencement notice may be given by post, telephone or email:


Building Control
Civic Offices
St Peters Street
St Albans

01727 819289 or 819218 (direct lines) 
01727 866100 (main switchboard, ask for Building Control)


Our promise

The standards set for the Building Control service are challenging. For instance, we guarantee to carry out inspections on the same day if the site inspection request is received before 10.00am. Even in times of high workload and staff shortages, we rarely fail to deliver this promise.

Date of last review: 08 February 2016