Book an inspection or a free pre-application site visit

We offer a free pre-application service, which involves one of our surveyors meeting you on site (or at a convenient location) to discuss your project before you submit a building regulations application.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience and it's likely we'll have dealt with similar projects in the past and can provide cost effective advice on how to choose a builder or architect and the easiest way to submit your building regulations application.

We also have a duty surveyor every week day during office opening hours to assist with any enquires you may need assistance with.

If you're submitting a planning application as well, we're we can work with our planning colleagues at the same time if you wish to reduce risks and assist with the planning process.

How to book a site visit/make an enquiry

Email or telephone our technical support team to book an inspection. If you book the day before, we will be able to carry out next day visits!

Chris Berridge

  • christopher.berridge@plymouth.gov.uk
  • Office: 01752 304343

Eleanor Gregson

  • eleanor.gregson@plymouth.gov.uk
  • Office: 01752 304343
  • Mobile: 07557014207

Elena Muncey

  • elena.muncey@plymouth.gov.uk
  • Office: 01752 304343

Building control office

  • buildcon@plymouth.gov.uk
  • Office: 01752 304343

Once the work is complete you'll be issued a completion certificate which confirms the work is in accordance with building regulations. You need to keep this safe for future reference when you sell or re-mortgage your property.

Office opening hours

  • Monday: 8am until 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am until 5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am until 5pm
  • Thursday: 8am until 5pm
  • Friday: 8am to 4.30pm

You need to notify us at the following stages of your construction works but these will vary from project to project, particularly if you are following a risk assessed inspection program:

  • commencement
  • foundations
  • excavations
  • oversite preparation
  • insulation and damp-proof membrane prior to placing concrete
  • damp proof course
  • steel beams
  • steel frame construction on larger projects
  • reinforcement in intermediate floors
  • floor/roof joists
  • thermal/sound insulation
  • fire stopping
  • drains, laid and ready for inspection
  • trench backfilled and drains on or ready for test
  • completion