Yateley Drawing Service Ltd
Approved Building Inspectors
Jason Orme BSc FBENG
Tel: 01344 626844
Mob: 07754 562228
Assent Building Control Ltd
46 Porchester Road
The role of the Independent Inspector
Independent Building Inspectors perform exactly the same role as your Local Authority Building Inspector.
In my experience, they can often offer reduced costs, and the benefit of your builder having a single inspector for the entire job.
Your builder has only the one point of contact, which creates a good working relationship between both parties to complete your building works in a professional and timely manner.
Key points from ‘Building Regulations Explanatory Booklet’ –
If your work amounts to ‘Building Work’ it will be subject to, and must comply with, the Building Regulations. To help you achieve compliance with the regulations, you are required to use one of two types of Building Control Service:
- your Local Authority Building Control Service; or
- an Approved Inspector’s Building Control Service.
When you use an Approved Inspector, they will take on responsibility for plan checking and inspection of your building work. The procedure requires you and the Approved Inspector jointly notify your local authority of your intended building work on what is called an initial notice. Once this notice has been accepted by your Local Authority (usually 5 days) the responsibility for plan checking and site inspections will be formally placed on the Approved Inspector.
An Approved Inspector will:
- advise you on how the Building Regulations apply to your work;
- check your plans;
- issue a plans certificate (if requested);
- inspect the work as it progresses; and
- issue a final certificate.
The approved inspector will tell you what plans and information they need in order to check that the proposed work will comply with the Building Regulations.