Our building control services

We have a team of highly experienced surveyors ready to meet your needs at every step of your project. Our services range from free pre-application advice to a plans approval service for any development throughout England or Wales.

We offer a friendly, efficient, customer-focused service, with fast turnaround on plan checking and same-day site inspections.

Why choose our services?

We have specialist advice and knowledge, covering:
  • local ground conditions and existing buildings
  • building regulations compliance
  • links to council departments and other agencies like the London Fire Brigade and Thames Water
We offer:
  • same-day site inspections (for requests made before 10am)
  • face-to-face meetings before 10.30am weekdays
  • reports on dangerous structures – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Our online system gives you 24-hour access and enables you to:
  • access building control records from 2002
  • make an application
  • track an application's progress 
  • book a site inspection
We turn things around quickly:
  • plans checked within 10 working days of receipt
  • same day inspections available in two-hour time slots
  • completion certificates issued within 24 hours of satisfactory inspection
Although we are local, we are also a member of the national Local Authority Building Control organisation (LABC) so:
  • we can partner with other local authorities to offer regular clients a plans approval service for developments anywhere in England or Wales.
  • offer a range of warranties to add value to your project
  • provide access to a wide range of associated services and expertise through LABC Consult.  

What our customers are saying 

“Always very helpful and on time for site visits. Also very friendly and approachable”

“Very customer focused and efficient. Other local authorities should model their service on yours”

“Always attentive and professional - above all there was a willingness to work together in the interests of good building standards”

“Thorough, polite and professional to deal with”

“I found the service provided helpful and prompt with constructive advice and assistance”

“Appreciating commercial requirements and timetables was never too much trouble for your officers."

“Definitely one of the best local authorities that we have dealt with”

“Without doubt the most helpful building control service for many years”