Building Regulations (Building Control)


Building Regulations


From 6th April 2024 your Building Regulation project will be assessed and inspected by a Registered Building Inspector.

Changes to legislation mean that the designers and contractor appointed by the client have responsibility for designing and constructing compliant buildings and that the client has the responsibility to ensure that those persons appointed have sufficient competence in respect of the works being undertaken to ensure the works comply with the requirements of the Building Regulations.

The Registered Building Inspector will inspect building works at key stages where there is the potential for non-compliance, however they are unable to offer advice relating to the design of the project and can only advise on the appropriate guidance to be followed.

We will no longer be attend site purely to discuss the next steps or offer advice in respect of the design and construction.

At completion we will only visit the site once we have received the appropriate declarations from the client, principal designer and principal contractor that the works are complete and in compliance with the Building Regulations.

The responsibility for compliance remains with the client and their appointed designers and contractors.

Additional information can be found at Design and building work: meeting building requirements – GOV.UK (

Dealing with hundreds of applications each year, Acivico’s experienced team offers owners, developers, designers and building contractors an efficient, value for money service across a wide range of sectors. Whether a homeowner making improvements to your property or involved in a major construction or refurbishment project we provide high quality, impartial, technical advice to help you ensure your building meets the required standards.

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    Building Regulations Application Form


    As a result of our staff working from home that we are unable to accept applications by post

    You can use our online request form to arrange a site inspection visit.  You will need your application reference number, which you can find on your Acknowledgement Letter. Please note that any personal details will only be used to identify the application to which it relates and will not be shared with any other parties.

    Please note most site inspection visits are carried out between:

    • Monday to Thursday between 08:00 am to 16:00 pm
    • Friday between 08:00 am to 15:30 pm
    • Following a submitted inspection request you will be allocated our earliest appointment. Availability is currently limited following the Building Regulation changes 6th April 2024, next day appointments may not be viable and requests are subject to waiting times, a confirmation will be issued upon booking.
    Building Regulations Site Inspection Request Form

    Please note we do not perform site inspections on weekends or bank holidays

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