Site Inspections

Building Control Officers inspect building work to check it complies with Building Regulations. These are independent checks that help to protect you and your builder from substandard work. 

Booking site inspections

We aim to make inspections on the same day you call when you request a visit before 10.00am. Otherwise we will visit on the next working day.

To book a site inspection call us on 01270 375256 or 01270 375278

To obtain a site inspection you need to have submitted a Building Control Application prior to requesting a visit.

The inspections, which Building Control undertake should not be confused with full site supervision. Many architects and surveyors are able to offer site supervision in addition to their design services.

When to notify us

You should notify building control of certain stages of work if the building work is being carried out for you. If you use a builder it is common practice for them to notify building control on your behalf but you should agree this with them.

The stages of inspection are listed below, generally inspections can be carried out the same day when requested before 10.00am that same day

Period of notice required for site inspections
Site InspectionWorks to be assessedPeriod of notice required
Commencement To enable the proposed works to be discussed Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
 Excavation  To ensure foundations are excavated to a satisfactory depth Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
Concrete in foundations To ensure that the concrete has been laid correctly Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
Damp-proof course To ensure that the DPC has been laid correctly Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
Concrete oversite To check the preparation for the oversite concrete Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
 Drains Drains laid and before covering Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
Drains inspection and test  Testing of drains for water tightness after covering Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
Occupation of building Check prior to occupation 24 hours
Final completion Final check Within 5 days of completion
Before covering any structural timbers, steelwork or concrete This is not a mandatory inspection but is recommended Same day when requested before 10.00am, otherwise 24 hours
Before covering electrical installation (only required if electrics are not installed by a Competent Electrician) To check correct installation of cables in walls, floors and ceilings 48 hours

Contact us

BuildingControl@cheshireeast.gov.uk

01270 375256

Building Control
Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 2BJ

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