Site inspections are carried out at agreed intervals to ensure that construction meets the agreed design and satisfies the Building Regulations. We aim to provide a consistent site surveyor service in order to develop a sound working relationship and build trust and understanding with both the site personnel and design team.
After each inspection a written report is issued which indicates the site status, identifies what has been inspected, and highlights any queries. It is designed to ensure that all parties are clearly informed during the construction phase and gives an early warning of non-compliance so that appropriate action can be taken.
Inspection stages vary depending on the work that is being carried out. For a new dwelling, these may include:-
Damp Proof Course
Final Inspection - for when all work has been completed
Please note this list is not exhaustive and fewer or more inspections may be needed in each individual case.
Building Control Services AI Ltd will conduct a detailed plan appraisal to ensure that Building Regulation requirements and other relevant legislation and guidance are satisfied. When all relevant drawings and information has been appraised and is considered satisfactory with respect to the Building Regulations, either a Plans approval letter or a conditional approval letter will be issued.
Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 replaces the Fire Certification regime and requires employers to carry out Fire Risk Assessments of their workplaces.
Building Control Services AI Ltd offer fully trained fire safety surveyors that will undertake inspections of premises and provide the documentation you need to meet legal requirements.
In cases of shortcomings we can suggest the most cost efficient means of compliance
What we can do:
Following a site audit we then produce a report offering solutions that will identify any shortcomings, covering areas such as:
Identification of any possible dangers and risks
Consideration of who may be especially at risk
Removal or reduction of the risk from fire as far as is reasonably possible
Provision and maintenance of general fire precautions to deal with any possible risk left using tools, strategies and equipment such as
Means for detecting and giving warning in case of fire
Means of escape in case of fire
Fire safety signs
Fire safety procedures
Confidence in a safer workplace
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 came into force on 2 December 2005.
The Act places duties on Employers, Service Providers and Education Providers not to discriminate against disabled people.
After the introduction of the employment provisions in the Act, between December 1996 and end of April 1999, over 5000 cases of discrimination have been taken to tribunal. This is more than those resulting from the sex discrimination and race relations legislation, taken over a similar period.
The duties on service providers are being introduced in three stages. Phases 1 and 2 were introduced in December 1996 and October 1999. The more onerous and final phase was introduced in October 2004.
We we can do:
Having established whether you are a service provider, employer or both, the next step should be examining your practices, policies and procedures. This process will determine whether you have systems in place which discriminate against disabled people.
An access survey or plan assessment should be carried out at, or on your premises to establish which physical features act as obstacles or hazards to disabled people. If you have discovered any areas of concern, an appropriate action plan addressing these areas should be developed.
SAP Calcs For New Builds
A SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) provides an energy rating for you to benchmark yourbuilding.
The SAP calculation is a mathematical model and is the official method used in the UK to calculate the energy consumption / efficiency in buildings to:
assess compliance to UK Building Regulations, and
generate and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
All new homes are required to have a SAP rating - attained through undertaking a SAP calculation to gauge the standard of energy efficiency achieved.
We provide experienced Energy Assessors who can carry out a SAP calculation for new buildings.