How can I get building control approval?

When any building is in the works, having it meet building regulations is crucial. Even if you’re looking to go through with a small extension on your home, it’s vital that your project meets all building regulations, otherwise you could be facing disastrous circumstances in the future. For example, a build may have a major flaw that could affect the safety of those inside at any point. If this wasn’t picked up by building control (we’ll come onto them later) or it doesn’t meet building regulations, it could put those in the vicinity at risk and leave the owners of the building liable to damages in the future.

What we’re trying to say is, no building project should commence until it’s been confirmed that it has met building regulations by a team of professionals. Here at Architect Certificate, we provide expert building control services so you can be certain your project has been given the green light.

So how does this process come about? Let us shed a little light on our area of expertise in this blog post.

What is building control?

You may not have heard of building control previously, but this group of surveyors ensure that any building work that is in the pipeline complies with building regulations. To make sure that this is the case, building control perform several in-depth tests and checks so the building is safe to use.

These checks cover all aspects of the construction of the building, including (but not limited to):

  • Ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Issues with fundamental structure
  • Accessibility
  • Fire escapes and fire protection

During the construction of a building, you can expect to see regular visits from these surveyors to deal with any potential issues at source, rather than see major backtracking further down the line that could cost time and money. Hardly ideal when you’re trying to meet a tight deadline and have a strict budget!

Why does it need to be approved?

Although they may seem like an extra thing to worry about at the time, building control are on your side and want to keep your building safe in the future. They are a great way of exposing any cowboy builders and bringing any of their unsafe methods of practice to the surface. All too often, these kinds of builders have packed up and left, only for an accident in the future to expose them of their shortcomings.

Why should it wait this long?

With building control by your side, you’re able to regularly check the safety and security of your project, giving you the peace of mind that work reaches the required standards.

If building control spot an issue, they can offer advice and guidance as to how it can be rectified. With this kind of corporation, we can all work towards the common goal of a well-rounded, safe structure that is ready for use straight away.

How can it be done?

Here at Architect Certificate, we can assist you in meeting building regulations with our expert team of building control inspectors. By working with us and our team – that is approved by the Construction Industry Council – you will be able to benefit from as much support and guidance as you need throughout this exciting process.

We work with you to ensure that your plans meet the safety requirements needed, so your new project can go ahead as normal. Such is our experience and industry know how, you needn’t worry about our ability to spot any potential design flaws or issues once the project has commenced.

We are a team of knowledgeable quick thinkers that use our nous to adapt to issues that may arise out of the blue. During a project, not everything is guaranteed to run smoothly, with external factors sometimes coming into play. If you’re looking for your new build to operate soundly, we’re the people to call!

Get in touch with us today

Not only do we specialise in building control, but we can also supply building warranty so you’re covered should your new building falter early in its lifespan. We offer a 10 year building warranty so you can have the peace of mind that you’re in safe hands during this timeframe.

If you have any enquiries regarding building control or any other aspect of our service, then be sure to contact us at a time that suits you. You can call us on 0161 928 8804 or drop us an email info@architectscertificate.co.uk to speak to one of our team. You can also fill out our online form and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Published Date: 29th September 2021
Category: building warranty



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