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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 cannot 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.

Site inspection Covid-19 guidance

We will complete the site inspection in line with our risk assessments and national guidance on COVID-19. Please note these may change along with national guidance. This is to protect both yourselves, your client, and our staff.

Where possible we'll:

  • arrange a time for the inspection. 
  • need the inspection area cleared of any site personnel or residents before our visit; 
  • arrange to meet you or your contractor outdoors in an area where we can maintain at least two metre separation distance. There should be no more than three people present at any meeting. 
  • carry out any internal inspections alone. The building should be well ventilated during the inspection. Have all doors open to avoid the need to touch surfaces.

If we cannot maintain the two metre separation or there is an infection risk from anyone present on site, we will leave the site immediately.  We will only return when measures are in place to reduce that risk. This may affect our ability to provide the completion certification.

We would ask for your cooperation to keep everyone safe.

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 6206Birtley    
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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