Book a building inspection

All types of Building regulation applications require a number of inspections by law. These depend on the type of work being carried out.

Arrange a building inspection

To arrange a building inspection:

You'll need the following details:

  • Reference number
  • Site address
  • Builder's name and telephone number
  • The work requiring inspection
  • When the work will be ready for inspection

Building inspection date

  • If you call or email before 9.30am on a working day we will offer a same day site inspection

List of building inspections

When you receive your acknowledgement after you've submitted the Building Notice or with the Approval of a Full Plans application we will provide a list of the inspections that we would expect to make.

The building inspections usually include the following:

  • Commencement
  • Excavation of foundations
  • Oversite
  • Damp proof course
  • Drains
  • Structure
  • First floor joists
  • Roof
  • Thermal insulation
  • Pre-plaster
  • Drain backfilled and ready for test
  • Any other inspection required to ensure compliance
  • Occupation of the building
  • Final completion

Important information about completion inspection

When the work is complete (excluding decorating and furnishings) you should arrange for a completion inspection. The Certificate should be kept safe as it will be required by your solicitor when you sell your property.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB