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Building control inspections

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are unable to undertake site inspections until further notice. If you need to discuss this matter further please email us at buildingcontrol@bedford.gov.uk

We will issue every application with a service plan which shows the inspections Building Control need to carry out before a Completion Certificate can be issued.

Stages where inspections are needed include:

  • commencement of works
  • excavated foundations
  • reinforcing to designed foundations such as rafts and ground beams
  • hard core ground floors (over-site)/Beam and Block floors
  • damp proof courses
  • floor joists
  • roof timbers
  • drains
  • drains test
  • fire stopping
  • steel beams
  • completion

Book a building control inspection

Inspection requests received before 10am can usually be carried out that same day (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).

Please provide the following to ensure visits are able to be carried out:

  • The full site address and a contact telephone number
  • The application number
  • The work to be inspected
  • The date inspection is required
  • Your name and company

Telephone and leave a message on our inspection hotline 01234 718082 (24 hours).

Email: buildingcontrol@bedford.gov.uk