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Arranging an inspection

Stages of inspection

Inspections can be requested at any stage of the work by either the owner or the builder but must be made for the following:

  • Excavation of foundations before concreting
  • Foundations when constructed
  • Damp proof course (DPC) when laid
  • Oversite floor area (prior to being concreted over)
  • Drains (before backfilling)
  • Drains (after backfilling)
  • Prior to occupation (five working days notice)
  • Completion of work

The following inspections also normally form part of the inspection process:

  • Floor structure
  • Roof structure
  • Structural beams and supporting elements
  • Insulation
  • Soakaway

Arranging an inspection

We can arrange site meetings and inspections to coincide with your work programme so you can ensure compliance when work is proceeding on site. We will give you advice if the work does not comply with Building Regulations.

Site inspections are carried out Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Due to the variable nature of the time taken on some individual site inspections we cannot always give a specific time of arrival.

Call Building Regulations on 01352 703418 to arrange an inspection or email bcadmin@flintshire.gov.uk. Alternatively write to us: Building Control Department, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6NF.

In the event that an inspection has been booked but the work has been delayed please cancel the appointment as soon as possible to avoid a wasted journey.

Final inspection (completion)

When all work is completed you can request a final inspection.  When we are satisfied that all works comply with Building Regulations and all appropriate tests, documentation has been received we will issue a Completion Certificate. You should keep this with the deeds for the property.