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Commencement of Building Works

What happens when work starts?

To ensure that your work is constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations we will send you a tailored 'program of inspections' for your project. 

These may include:

  • Commencement of Work
  • Excavation of Foundations before concreting
  • Foundation when constructed
  • Damp Proof Course when laid 
  • Radon Barriers, if applicable
  • Site concrete or floor slab (before being laid)
  • Drains laid (before backfilling)
  • Roof structure 
  • Occupation (in respect of new dwellings only)
  • Completion of Work (to be notified within 5 days of completion)


You need to tell us when a visit is required. If possible any statutory inspections require 24 hours notice except commencement which is 48 hours.

The inspections fee becomes payable following commencement (Full Plans only) - we will request this by invoice.

Booking a site inspection

You can request a site inspection online

Book a site inspection

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