Covid-19 - Maintaining a Functioning Building Control Service
Kingston’s Building Control service remains open and we recognise the positive role the service will play in recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and will therefore continue to fulfil our statutory functions of assessing, determining applications and carrying out site inspections.
Receipt of Building Regulations Applications
We continue to receive, administer and validate Building Regulation applications. You are encouraged to continue to submit applications on-line using the Planning Portal and pay your application fees through the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames website. Please note; at present and for the foreseable future, we are unable to accept paper applications or cheque payments for fees.
Please continue to book your site inspections as normal, using this online facility:
Each inspection will be risk assessed by the inspecting officer but currently all visits are to be assumed going ahead unless contacted by Building Control or a decision is made when turning up at the site; that the site is not acceptable to enter without actions from the site team. Should it be necessary for BC surveyors to attend a site in order to carry out a critical inspection effectively, they will do so, providing the relevant guidelines can be followed.
However, Building Control Surveyors will decline to enter a site, should they feel that they would be placing themselves or others at risk, by doing so. This is consistent with our established protocols concerning wider site safety issues.
The Building Control team thanks you in advance for your continuing support and cooperation.
You should notify us when you start the work and when it is completed. You will also be asked to let us know when you reach certain stages in between, depending on the type of work you are doing. We will provide you with a list of these (known as a Service Plan) when you submit a Building Notice and when you start work.