About us

Plymouth City Council Building Control is your local building control provider. Our professional team of staff are experienced in domestic and commercial projects of all kinds. You can put your trust in us whether you are a first time self-build project, extending your property or working on any commercial building. We can provide:

  • a ‘one stop shop’ from initial design stage consultation to successful completion
  • a plan checking service
  • consultation with the fire service (if required)
  • next day site inspections
  • support to help you find solutions to challenges on site

Why choose us? 

  • We have a wealth of experience of delivering Building Control services for all types of domestic and commercial projects
  • We are local and passionate to deliver safe and high quality buildings in Plymouth
  • We are a not for profit organisation. Our charges are simply to cover the cost of delivering the service to our customers
  • Our surveying team has a vast amount of practical and professional experience. We also have local knowledge from working in the built environment
  • We understand commercial pressures and aim to provide a next day inspection service
  • We are a member of the LABC Partner Authority Scheme. This enables architects and developers to work with us on any project within England and Wales

Our credentials

  • We are professionally qualified to the highest standards and have a team of LABC Level 6 Fire Safety specialists
  • Plymouth LABC adhere to a stringent quality assurance systems and we are accredited with UKAS ISO 9001 certification for quality management
  • We have a vast portfolio of projects from simple domestic internal alterations up to complex commercial projects – see our case studies
  • We pride ourselves in very high customer service and we aim to validate applications within 3 working days. We will then let you know what the next steps are.
  • Our performance standards aim is to process applications (plan check) within 14 days
  • We have qualified and experienced Energy Assessors to provide Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). We can also provide water drainage calculations
  • We are committed to the ‘Building Control Performance Standards’ as set out by the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC)

Our projects 

As a city council, we have the benefit of working across a broad sector of exciting industry including projects for:  

  • Academy schools 
  • British Land (Drake Circus) 
  • Ministry of Defence 
  • NHS Trust 
  • Plymouth Argyle Football club 
  • Plymouth University 

Case Studies