While caring out construction project, there are stages, after each the Building Control must be informed and inspect the works. Main stages:
Commencement (48 hours before commencing)
Excavation for foundations (24 hours before concreting)
Foundation concrete (24 hours before covering)
Oversite prior to concrete (24 hours before covering)
Damp proof courses (24 hours before covering)
Drains (24 hours before covering)
Drains and Soil & Vent Pipes testing (not more than 5 days after completion)
Occupation before completion (not more than 5 days before occupation)
Completion (not more than 5 days after completion).
It is normal for other intermediate inspections to be carried out, for example to inspect structural steelwork and floor/roof timbers. Some of the inspections are often forgotten by the applicant / builder. The inspection also checks such items as:
ventilation to rooms and roof voids
fire precautions and requirements
On each visit Inspector will advice and guidance you and ensure that standards and Building Control Regulations have been achieved.
You can choose the building control provider- private or the not-for-profit service offered by their local council.