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Building projects – site inspections

It is your responsibility to ensure we inspect your building project at the relevant key stages.

Typical stages include:

  • commencement of work

  • excavation

  • foundations

  • site hardcore

  • concrete oversite

  • damp-proof course

  • drains inspection

  • drains testing

  • most structural elements

  • any unusual elements

  • occupation of building

  • completion of building.

Additional inspections may be required at the discretion of your building control officer to suit the particular project.

Request a site inspection by phone

To request an inspection by telephone, please call us on 020 8314 8233.

Calls requesting an inspection for the following day will normally be accepted if they are received by 4pm. 

Information we need:

  • the application reference
  • the site address
  • what needs to be inspected
  • preferred date of visit
  • preference of morning or afternoon visit
  • your name and contact phone number.

Urgent inspections

Officers may be called out at any time during working hours if urgent help is required at another site, or they have to attend to a dangerous structure. In these circumstances we will do our best to return the same day or reschedule a visit for the next working day.


Building Control

Fourth Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

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