Notification of stages of building works

Make sure before commencing any building work, that you obtain planning approval (if needed), Party Wall agreement (where required), and approval from highways engineers if you intend to deposit building materials / skips or erect a scaffold on the road or footpath or cut into / build highway retaining structures.

You are reminded of the importance of building to your approved plans. Should you wish to make any changes you may need to obtain the written consent of both building control and development control (Planning) before proceeding, which may take time, so early notification is vital.

Please inform building control by telephoning 020 8753 3387 at the relevant stages of work shown below to allow inspection to be carried out.

Notice must be given at least 24hrs (48hrs for commencement) before you need the inspection. In normal circumstances, we will try to respond the same day to inspection requests received before 10am.

Stages of building work

1. Commencement of work.

2. Excavation of foundations.

3. Laying of drains.

4. Oversite placing of damp proof course and/or membrane.

5. Installation of structural elements & Fire protection.

6. Floor / Window level.

7. Roof level.

8. Completion of building work.

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