Approved Inspector Services


What is an Approved Inspector?

An Approved Inspector provides an alternative to Local Authority Building Control and are authorised under the Building Act 1984 to carry out the Building Control function in England and Wales.

This means that we can become involved if the works undertaken on any project are controllable under the Building Regulations.

Examples of such work are:

  • Erection or extension a Building
  • Installation or extension of a service or fitting which is controlled under the Building Regulations
  • Undertaking alterations involving work that may affect the compliance of an existing service or fitting, whether temporarily or permanently
  • Insertion of insulation into cavity walls
  • Underpinning the foundations of a building
  • Undertaking work to thermal elements, energy status or energy performance of a building


How do we operate?

We operate across all sectors within the construction industry and are approved, independently monitored and regulated by The Construction Industry Council (CIC). As the body designated by the Secretary of State in England and Welsh Ministers in Wales, CIC maintains and operates the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR).

In order to maintain our registration, we are subject to annual monitoring surveillance by CICAIR where we must demonstrate that we are meeting defined levels of service standards, management systems and retained competences.

Approved Inspectors are required to adhere to the CICAIR Code of Conduct for Approved Inspectors and follow the Building Control Performance Standards in their working practices.


What does our service include?

As an Approved Inspector we:

    • Undertake issuing of Statutory Notices, Consultations and Certification
    • Provide you with a proactive service
    • Aim to ensure that the highest standards are achieved to help ensure the safety and health of people in or around buildings
    • Check design drawings, details and calculations for compliance
    • Consult with the Fire and Water Authorities, as required
    • Undertake site inspections throughout the duration of works
    • Issue a Final Certificate upon successful completion of works