Building control service

Inspecting work

You may start work by giving us 2 days notice of commencement after you have had confirmation that your full plan's application or building notice is valid. 

Inspection stages

See your 'inspection service plan' for the stages of work when you need to notify us to inspect your project. These stages will be reviewed with you and your builder at the first inspection. If you have any queries about inspection outcomes or inspection stages please call 0300 300 8635 or email

Our 24 hour hotline, for inspection requests only, is 0300 300 8116. Any requests received before 10am can have a site inspection that day (Monday to Friday only). When you call the hotline please tell us:

  • the site address
  • the application reference number
  • what the inspection is for (stage of work) and the date of inspection
  • your contact details

LABC booking app

You can book an inspection using LABC's mobile app, available on Google Play and Apple's App Store.

Download LABC app from Google Play

Download LABC app from Apple's App Store


Where a building notice application has been submitted and the building works have been carried out in a satisfactory manner, a completion certificate will be issued after the final inspection.


We try to deal with completion issues on an informal basis, but we have formal powers that on occasions we may need to use. The Planning Portal has details of enforcement procedures.

Registered Competent Person Scheme

A competent person scheme allows registered individuals and businesses to certify that their own work complies with building regulations; this removes the need to make a building regulation application for certain types of work.

Further information about competent person schemes and how to join can be found on the GOV.UK website.

You can also emptyview a full list of current scheme providers at GOV.UK and the types of work that their schemes cover.

View or submit an application >>