what do they do?
Having an extension? You'll need Building Control
Building Control also known as Building Regulations is a legal requirement applied for via the Building Control Services Department of your Local Authority to ensure that any extensions/amendments to a property are built to a good and safe standard. A Building Control fee is payable for this service.
Other permissions such as Planning Permission and possibly Listed Building Consent, Conservation Area Consent or a Party Wall Agreement may also be required.
Our surveying articles about Building Control
Building Control has changed a lot over the years and can mean many things to many different people. As Independent Building Surveyors we have put some articles together to help explain what is going on in the building control world.
Our Building Surveyors also explain (and we are sure Building Control Officers/ other Building Surveyors would agree) that Building Control cannot be relied upon to give accurate records of the quality of work; it is not supervision of the building work.
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Our Independent Building Surveyors have many, many years surveying experience and are all Chartered Building Surveyors, and as such are Members of the RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and ISVA - Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association.
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