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.
Save time and download the LABC's app on iOS or Android. Find out more about the app.
See your 'inspection service plan' for the stages of your project that need to be notified to us. If you have any queries about inspection outcomes or inspection stages please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Same-day inspection requests
Same-day inspection requests must be received on our hotline before 8:30am.
24-hour hotline for inspection requests
Telephone: 0300 300 8116
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
You can book an inspection using LABC's mobile app, available on Google Play and 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.
You can also view a full list of current scheme providers at GOV.UK and the types of work that their schemes cover.
- find a registered electrician on electricalcompetentperson.co.uk
- read general electrical guidance on electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk