Building regulations require the builder to give the council prior notice of various stages of work. Telephone 0300 013 3333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Stage of work||Minimum notice|
|Foundation (excavation)||two days|
|Foundation (concrete)||two days|
|Materials or concrete or dpc laid over site||two days|
|Before covering drains or sewers||two days|
|After covering drains or sewers||five days|
|Before covering any above-ground structural elements||two days|
|Before covering any sound insulation measures||two days|
|After completion||five days|
|Before occupation||five days|
In the calculation of a period of notice "day" means any period of 24 hours commencing at midnight on the day which the notice is given and excludes any Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
The regulations lay down the minimum notice periods. The council will generally respond to an inspection request on the same day, provided the request is made before 10.30am.
Building works should be inspected at stages detailed below:
- damp proof courses
In addition to responding to statutory notices, the council will normally inspect other aspects of the construction such as walls, floors, roofs, or stairs. These inspections are normally arranged by agreement with the builder.
Building Control officers will provide assistance and advice on any building regulation matter. If you give the correct notices and keep in regular contact, you will avoid the difficulties associated with contraventions.