Do building control check foundations?
It’s important to realise that those carrying out building work are responsible for complying with the building regulations and the role of building control is to check that they do so. Building control teams check all aspects of construction including but not limited to: foundations. damp-proofing.
Who is responsible for ensuring building regulations are met?
Meeting the requirements of the building regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building.
Who Privatised building control?
Building control was part privatised by Margaret Thatcher in 1985 with the creation of the National House Building Council (NHBC) to compete with local authorities.
Is building Regs the same as building control?
The difference between building regulations and building control is this; building regulations are the building standards, and building control is the function of enforcing those standards. It is the job of a Building Control Inspector to assess whether or not a project complies with building regulations.
Do building control check windows?
Alternatively, you could use an unregistered installer or DIY, in which case approval can be sought from the relevant Building Control Body – either at your Local Authority or an Approved Inspector. They will check the replacement window(s) or door(s) for compliance and, if satisfied, issue a certificate of compliance.
What stages do building control visit?
There are several stages of inspection.
- Commencement (statutory)
- Foundation excavation.
- Foundation concrete.
- Laying of drains.
- Floor joists.
- Roof timbers.
What happens if I don’t apply for building regulations?
What happens if I do work without applying for approval? You’re required by law to make an application before you begin work. If you fail to comply with building regulations, we’ll serve you with an enforcement notice and take legal action.