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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 and paid your application fee, any of the methods below can be used to book the inspection.

Prior to starting work (commencement) you must submit a 'Notice of Intention to Start Work', this must be submitted 2 working days before the date you intend to start the work (not including the date of submission).  The Start Form (PDF) [197KB] (opens new window) can be completed online, saved and submitted by email to 

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. Please note that commencement inspections can only be booked once you have completed 'Notice of Intention to Start Work' two working days prior to starting work.


Jamie Gargett07895 207 989
  • Ryton Crookhill and Stella    
  • Chopwell and Rowlands Gill    
  • Crawcrook and Greenside       
  • Blaydon    
  • Winlaton and High Spen
Stephen Steward07766 442 926
  • Dunston Hill and Whickham East
  • Whickham South and Sunniside
  • Dunston and Teams
  • Whickham North
  • Lobley Hill and Bensham
Ian Thorogood07795 021 971
  • Bridges
  • Felling
  • Pelaw and Heworth 
  • Windy Nook and Whitehills
  • High Fell
  • Wardley and Leam Lane 
Lloyd Simpson07740 516 206
  • Birtley    
  • Chowdene    
  • Lamesley 
  • Deckham
  • Low Fell
  • Saltwell