Inspection Stages – Renovation/Conversion

inspectorstages

Building Regulations require that notice is given to the local authority at certain stages of the build

Building Regulations Inspection Stages

Stage of WorkNotice Required Prior
to Inspection
Commencement Two days
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

Useful Tools

firsttime tradefinder mortgagecalc

Digital Magazine

July - August issue 2017

Preview

request your free copy

Latest Press Releases

Latest Products, Services and Tradesmen from our Trade Finder

Expert videos

expert video2 2

Build Archive

phantom-screens-our-best-features

Phantom Screens: Our Best...

Here at Phantom Screens we’re very proud of the premium quality of our door and...
a-show-stopping-self-build

A show-stopping self-build

Graham Phillips spent 33 years working with architect Norman Foster, but it was...
a-brooklyn-town-house-renovation

A Brooklyn town house...

You would never guess this house in Brooklyn, New York, is a renovation, let alone...
polypipe-home-solutions

Polypipe Home Solutions

With the rising cost of energy bills homeowners and renovators are looking for...
self-build-zone-insurance-guide

Self Build Zone: Insurance

Is your home covered? The right type of insurance is critical for your peace of...
challenging-new-build

Challenging new-build

Don't be fooled by this fortress-like exterior: the walls conceal a light and...
polypipe-home-solutions-a-stylish-solution-to-sustainable-living

Polypipe Home Solutions: a stylish...

With the rising cost of energy bills more and more homeowners and renovators are...
modern-build

Modern Build

Having waited 14 years for the go-ahead to build their own home near Bath, Chris...
vanessa-and-adrian-valenzuela

Vanessa and Adrian Valenzuela

Vanessa and Adrian Valenzuela have reworked and reconfigured their terraced house...
10-years-of-kloeber

10 years of Kloeber

Kloeber UK Ltd, recognised market leader in folding sliding doors and bespoke...

Sign up to our newsletter

newsletter signup

If you would like to receive regular updates from
The Selfbuilder, please enter your email above.

request your free copy6