When you request an inspection, we aim to complete this by the next working day, if appropriate. If you call us before 10am where possible we will aim to come out that same day. We are unable to give an exact time for the inspection, but if you request morning or afternoon, we will try to accommodate this. To book an inspection call 01622 602701.
For most projects we will carry out a number of site inspections. This is to ensure works are being completed in accordance with the building regulations. It is yours or your builder’s responsibility to contact us at each stage to allow an inspection to be carried out. Depending on the project, some of these can be undertaken at the same time.
You must tell us at least 48 hours before you begin any works. This first site inspection allows us to discuss the project with the builder, including any conditions that may apply to the application and checking that the site is as shown .
This allows ground conditions to be checked. We will consider all or some of the following:
All new drainage is inspected before it is covered. The items checked on this inspection include:
The damp proof membrane is checked for thickness, and sufficient overlap between new and existing damp proof courses. Floor insulation may also be inspected at this stage.
We check the size, grade, centre, lateral restraint strapping and herringbone strutting of the floor joists and roof timbers. We also check the size of any steel beams and their bearing capacity.
This is the final inspection and checks that all works are complete including:
Records of site inspection will be retained for 15 years after completion. For larger residential or commercial projects, a record of the inspections may be kept on site as a record for both parties
We will give you a completion certificate when you finish the work. It confirms your work complies with building regulations. Keep the certificate in a safe place as you will need it if you want to sell the property.