Building Control Service delivery during the Covid–19 outbreak

Building Control Service delivery during the Covid – 19 outbreak. (updated 16.10.20)

Applications

Building Control applications are still being received, processed and assessed. Building Notice and Regularisation applications can be made online via the link on this website using card payments or by post using cheque payments.

Full Plan applications can be made by post with cheque payments or by bank transfer.

There is currently no public access to the Council buildings, so all hard copy applications should be made by post. The Building Control office can be contacted by telephone at 028 9127 8015 or by email at buildingcontrol@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Inspections - Limited Inspections available

It is important that you contact the office as normal to request all inspections.

Limited ‘Open Air’ inspections and the completion of unoccupied new builds, will be available. These inspections would include Foundation excavations, Drainage, Subfloors, and roof structure where the inspection can be accessed without passing through existing occupied buildings.

Completion inspections of unoccupied new builds can be carried out where all other persons are removed from the building before and for the duration of the inspection, and doors and windows are left open.

Due to reduced staff numbers and to help us to deliver the service required, please request inspections on the morning of the day before inspection is required.

For all other inspections request should still be made, by calling 028 9127 8015 or email at buildingcontrol@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Where inspections cannot be carried out physically you may be asked to email in photographs to be assessed for comment by the officer.

This situation will be kept under review and may change depending on government, industry and Council guidance. Please watch this website for any updates on the inspection service.