Building Regulations require that notice is given to the local authority at certain stages of the build
Building Regulations Inspection Stages
|Stage of Work||Notice Required Prior|
|Excavations of foundations||One day|
|Concrete foundations||One day|
|Damp-proof course||One day|
|Hardcore over site||One day|
|Drain connection with sewer||One day|
|Drains inspection||One day|
|Drain backfilled and ready for test||Within five days|
|Final completion/occupation before completion||Five days|
When these stages are reached, work should stop to give the local authority time to make a thorough inspection. You will be advised if the work does not comply with the Building Regulations.
If the local authority is not informed of relevant stages of work for inspection it may, by notice in writing, require the work to be opened up for inspection so that it can be ascertained whether or not the work complies with the Building Regulations.
Words: Sarah Davies