KEY STAGES OF NOTIFICATION FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF WORK

You and/or your contractor must notify ALL BUILDING CONTROL at identified stages of work relative to the type of work you are undertaking. Please choose your type of work from the list below to determine the list of these required stages.

Inspection Notifications

Loft 1. Notification of Commencement
Loft 2. Inspection of new steel and timber structure in place
Loft 3. Inspection of insulation and boarding out 75% completed
Loft 4. Inspection of 95% completed with smoke detectors and fire doors fitted
Loft 5. Notification of Completion
Installer certificates required: Electrical

Extension 1. Notification of Commencement
Extension 2. Inspection at foundation excavation
Extension 3. Inspection at DPC level
Extension 4. Inspection at roof structure level
Extension 5. Inspection at 90%internally completed
Extension 6. Notification of Completion
Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance
File Photo required: Damp proof membrane to ground floor slab

From the above stages

Loft 1 / Extension 1 Notification
Loft 2 / Extension 2 Inspection
Loft 3 / Extension 3 Inspection
Loft 4 / Extension 4 Inspection
Extension 5 Inspection
Loft 5 / Extension 6 Notification of Completion

N.B. 1 additional inspection has been allowed for at the start or end to suit.

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance

File Photo required: Damp proof membrane to ground floor slab

Wall 1. Notification of Commencement
Wall 2. Inspection when steels or timber structure in place
Wall 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical

File Photo required: Fire rated plaster-boarding around the new structure

Struct 1. Notification of Commencement
Struct 2. Inspection When footings excavated and any rebar in place
Struct 3. Inspection when steels or timber structure in place
Wall 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical

File Photo required: Fire rated plaster-boarding around the new structur

Garage 1. Notification of Commencement
Garage 2. Inspection of damp proofing and insulated lining out
Garage 3. Inspection of any structure and 2nd fix
Garage 4. Inspection at 95% complete windows and ventilation
Garage 5. Notification of Completion
Installer certificates required: Electrical
File Photo required: As advised by inspector

Roof 1. Notification of Commencement
Roof 2. Inspection at insulation 50% in and any renewed structure viewable
Roof 3. Inspection at roofing finished surface complete including perimeter venting
Roof 4. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Copy of guarantee

File Photo required: Of completed roof

Chimney 1. Notification of Commencement
Chimney 2. Inspection of supporting steel in place
Chimney 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: None

File Photo required: Fire rated plaster-boarding around the new structure

NewBuildDwell 1. Notification of Commencement
NewBuildDwell 2. Inspection at foundation excavation
NewBuildDwell 3. Inspection at DPC level
NewBuildDwell 4. Inspection at floor structure
NewBuildDwell 5. Inspection at roof structure
NewBuildDwell 6. Inspection at 1st fix MEP and insulation and fire ratings
NewBuildDwell 7. Inspection at internal partitions and boarding out
NewBuildDwell 8. Inspection at 2ndfix MEP
NewBuildDwell 9. Inspection at 95% completed fire doors and smoke alarms
NewBuildDwell 10. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance, HETAS, Air Test, Carbon Calcs and EPC, Sound Test, Water Calculation

File Photo required: Damp proof membrane to ground floor slab

Basement 1. Notification of Commencement
Basement 2. Inspection at 1st underpin
Basement 3. Inspection at midway through underpins
Basement 4. Inspection at floor reinforcement and drainage and sumps in
Basement 5. Inspection at drained membrane system installed including pump sets
Basement 6. Notification of Completion

N.B. Additional inspections may be allowed for after the 1st underpin inspection where larger basements are being constructed that may additional have supporting steel work.

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance, Damp Proofing Guarantee

File Photo required: As requested by inspector

BasementFit 1. Notification of Commencement
BasementFit 2. Inspection walls, ceilings, insulation and 1st fix services
BasementFit 3. Inspection stairs, ladders, guarding and 2nd fix
BasementFit 4. Inspection 95% complete, smoke detectors , fire doors on
BasementFit 5. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance, Damp Proofing Guarantee

File Photo required: As requested by inspector

MezzSmall 1. Notification of Commencement
MezzSmall 2. Inspection 95% complete structure guarding stairs smoke detection in place
MezzSmall 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: AFD and EL certs

File Photo required: slab cut-out where applicable

MezzLarge 1. Notification of Commencement
MezzLarge 2. Inspection midway through structure in place
MezzLarge 3. Inspection 95% complete structure guarding stairs smoke detection fire rated ceilings
MezzLarge 4. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: AFD and EL certs

File Photo required: slab cut-out where applicable

ShopOfficeFit 1. Notification of Commencement
ShopOfficeFit 2. Inspection walls, ceilings, ventilation equipment, 1st fix services
ShopOfficeFit 3. Inspection 95% complete, smoke detectors, fire doors on
ShopOfficeFit 4. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: AFD and EL certs

File Photo required: As requested by inspector

ShopOfficeFit 1. Notification of Commencement
ShopOfficeFit 2. Inspection walls, ceilings, ventilation equipment, 1st fix services
ShopOfficeFit 3. Inspection Ventilation ducts, 2nd fix services
ShopOfficeFit 4. Inspection 95% complete, smoke detectors, fire doors on
ShopOfficeFit 5. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: AFD and EL certs

File Photo required: As requested by inspector

NewBuild 1. Notification of Commencement
NewBuild 2. Inspection at foundation excavation, basement excavation (2 x if part pours)
NewBuild 3. Inspection reinforcement for pads and ground beams (2x if part pours)
NewBuild 4. Inspection capping beams sleeper walls
NewBuild 5. Inspection basement excavation waterproofing
NewBuild 6. Inspection cores and floors (x2 as they progress)
NewBuild 7. Inspection at internal partitions and external walls insulation (x2 as they progress)
NewBuild 8. Inspection Fire doors at 1st fix MEP insulation and fire ratings
NewBuild 8. Inspection Fire doors at 1st fix MEP insulation and fire ratings
NewBuild 9. Inspection at 95% completed fire doors and smoke alarms
NewBuild 10. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Request and refer to test and witness schedule

File Photo required: all throughout

AddFloor 1. Notification of Commencement
AddFloor 2. Inspection when transfer structure in place
AddFloor 3. Inspection Floor deck compartment fire rating and cavity barriers
AddFloor 4. Inspection Walls insulation, fire rating and cavity barriers
AddFloor 5. Inspection Roof structure and insulation
AddFloor 6. Inspection 1st fix fitout stage internally incl. penetration seals
AddFloor 7. Inspection 2nd fix fitout stage internally
AddFloor 8. Inspection Common parts doors, fire dampers, stairs and AOVs
AddFloor 9. Inspection at 95% completed, doors and smoke alarms
AddFloor 10. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Request and refer to test and witness schedule
File Photo required: all throughout especially fire passive fire protection
Important Note: In all case a fire engineer must be engaged to cover EWS, Regulation 7 and B4(1) compliance

ModBuild 1. Notification of Commencement
ModBuild 2. Inspection pre-pour foundation or raft with reinforcement visible)
ModBuild 3. Inspection structure in place with insulation going in

ModBuild 9. Inspection at 95% completed fire doors and smoke alarms
ModBuild 10. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Request and refer to test and witness schedule
File Photo required: all throughout

All 1. Notification of Commencement
All 2. To be agreed on site and in no case not later than 95% complete
All 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: As necessary to demonstrate self-certification

File Photo required: all photos of job

Loft Conversion (3 inspections)

Loft 1. Notification of Commencement
Loft 2. Inspection of new steel and timber structure in place
Loft 3. Inspection ofinsulation and boarding out 75% completed
Loft 4. Inspection of 95% completed with smoke detectors and fire doors fitted
Loft 5. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical

Extension (4 inspections)

Extension 1. Notification of Commencement
Extension 2. Inspectionat foundation excavation
Extension 3. Inspectionat DPC level
Extension 4. Inspectionat roof structure level
Extension 5. Inspection at 90%internally completed
Extension 6. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance

File Photo required: Damp proof membrane to ground floor slab

Combined Extension and Loft Conversion (5 inspections)

From the above stages

Loft 1 / Extension 1 Notification
Loft 2 / Extension 2 Inspection
Loft 3 / Extension 3 Inspection
Loft 4 / Extension 4 Inspection
Extension 5 Inspection
Loft 5 / Extension 6 Notification of Completion

N.B. 1 additional inspection has been allowed for at the start or end to suit.

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance

File Photo required: Damp proof membrane to ground floor slab

Load Bearing Wall Removal (1 inspections)

Wall 1. Notification of Commencement
Wall 2. Inspectionwhen steels or timber structure in place
Wall 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical

File Photo required: Fire rated plaster-boarding around the new structure

Garage Conversion (3 inspections)

Garage 1. Notification of Commencement
Garage 2. Inspection of damp proofing and insulated lining out
Garage 3. Inspection of any structure and 2nd fix
Garage 4. Inspection at 95% complete windows and ventilation
Garage 5. Notification of Completion
Installer certificates required: Electrical
File Photo required: As advised by inspector

Roof renewal (1 inspection small roof or 2 inspections large roof)

Roof 1. Notification of Commencement
Roof 2. Inspectionat insulation 50% in and any renewed structure viewable
Roof3. Inspectionat roofing finished surface complete including perimeter venting
Roof 4. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Copy of guarantee

File Photo required: Of completed roof

Chimney Breast Removal (1 inspection)

Chimney 1. Notification of Commencement
Chimney 2. Inspectionof supporting steel in place
Chimney 3. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: None

File Photo required: Fire rated plaster-boarding around the new structure

New Build Dwelling (8 inspections)

NewBuild 1. Notification of Commencement
NewBuild 2. Inspectionat foundation excavation
NewBuild 3. Inspectionat DPC level
NewBuild 4. Inspectionat floor structure
NewBuild 5. Inspectionat roofstructure
NewBuild6. Inspection at 1st fix MEP and insulation and fire ratings
NewBuild 7. Inspectionat internal partitions and boarding out
NewBuild 8. Inspection at 2ndfix MEP
NewBuild 9. Inspectionat 95% completed fire doors and smoke alarms
NewBuild 10. Notification of Completion

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance, HETAS, Air Test, Carbon Calcs and EPC, Sound Test, Water Calculation

File Photo required: Damp proof membrane to ground floor slab

Basement Shell (4 inspections)

Basement 1. Notification of Commencement
Basement 2. Inspectionat 1st underpin
Basement 3. Inspectionat midway through underpins
Basement 4. Inspectionat floor reinforcement and drainage and sumps in
Basement 5. Inspectionat drained membrane system installed including pump sets
Basement 6. Notification of Completion

N.B. Additional inspections may be allowed for after the 1st underpin inspection where larger basements are being constructedthat may additional have supporting steel work.

Installer certificates required: Electrical, Unvented cylinder, Gas appliance, Damp Proofing Guarantee

File Photo required: As requested by inspector