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Building regulations

Site inspections

Working with building contractors

If one of our building control services is being used, you must tell us when work starts and ends - and let us know when other key parts of the work are happening:

  • Start: at least two days before work is started
  • End: not more than five days after the work is finished

For other stages, we generally need one day's notice. This could be for:

  • excavation for a foundation (before covering up)
  • the foundation itself (before covering up)
  • any damp proof course (before covering up)
  • any concrete or material laid over a site (before covering up)

When these stages are reached,  the work should pause to give us time to make an inspection. We will tell you if the work does not follow the Building Regulations.

Where a building is being erected, and that building (or part of it) is occupied before completion, the person carrying out the work has to give us at least five days' notice before moving in.

If we are not told of when important stages are reached, we can ask for the work to be opened up for inspection so we can make sure it follows Building Regulations.

Building control

Email: buildingcontrol@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 01926 456552

PO BOX 2178
Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Royal Leamington Spa
CV32 5QH

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