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Book a building regulations inspection

Before an inspection can be booked, you must have submitted an application explaining what the works are. Apply for building regulations approval.

Once you have submitted an application any of the methods below can be used to book the inspection.

Site inspections are carried out Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

To complete the form you will need

  • name and contact details of site contact
  • the site address 
  • information about the type of inspection 
  • a preferred date and time 
Book an inspection

An inspection can be booked by you, the builder or agent. We can't guarantee a specific time slot for the inspection but you can indicate if you would prefer morning or afternoon. Phone 0191 433 3150 by 9.30am for a same-day inspection.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) app

If you book inspections on a regular basis it may be worth downloading the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) app for Apple or Android.

Once registered, appointments can be requested from your mobile device or tablet. You will receive an email to confirm the appointment.


Building Control surveyors and areas they cover
Ian Thorogood

0779 502 1971

Ryton Crookhill and Stella    
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill    
Crawcrook and Greenside       
Stephen Steward

0776 644 2926

Dunston Hill and Whickham East
Whickham South and Sunniside
Dunston and Teams
Whickham North
Paul Barrett

0776 644 2930

Pelaw and Heworth

Lloyd Simpson0774 051 206Birtley    
Steve Barr

0776 644 2925

Low Fell
Wardley and Leam Lane
Windy Nook and Whitehills
High Fell
Steven Anderson0752 588 9689Winlaton and High Spen
Lobley Hill and Bensham


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