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
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB