Book a site inspection

Contact us before 10am to request an inspection the same day.

Use the Site Inspection app

Use the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) app. It's free and enables you to conveniently contact us to request a site inspection.

Other ways to book an inspection

Call us on 01275 884 550.

Send an email to bc.info@n-somerset.gov.uk.

When can I start work?

Once a Full Plans application has been deposited or a Building Notice given, work can start on site. You or your builder need to notify us at various stages of the build.

What stages need to be inspected?

  • Commencement (in writing, at least two days before work starts)
  • Foundation excavations
  • Foundation concrete laid
  • Oversite hardcore
  • Damp proof course
  • Drains and private sewers
  • Testing drains and private sewers
  • Completion of work (within five days of completing the work)

Planning permission and/or other approvals may be required before you can start work on your building project. If you're in any doubt please visit the planning advice section on the North Somerset Council website.

Our response to Covid-19

All our services are available, including site inspections. However, we avoid internal inspections as much as possible. Please do not arrange for us to visit a premises where someone is displaying symptoms of Covid-19.