Site inspections

Requests for Building Control inspections can be made by phoning 01483 743841 or by email. Individual surveyors may also be contacted using their direct dial numbers. If you email an officer directly, please copy it to building.control@woking.gov.uk.

Where available, please quote the following information when contacting your Building Control Service:

  • location of site
  • contact telephone number
  • application number
  • inspection required, together with preferred time and date.

Please note, the Council Offices are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and that the surveyors are generally out on inspections between 10.15am and 3.15pm.

Stage Contact type Period of
notice required
Commencement of work In writing or telephone Two days prior to commencement
Excavations for foundations In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Foundation concrete In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Oversite preparation prior to concreting In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Reinforcement prior to concreting In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Damp proof course laid In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Exposed drains ready for inspection (and on test) In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
First floor joists In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Steel beams/columns (prior to encasing) In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Roof timbers (prior to covering) In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Fire protection In writing or telephone One day prior to inspection
Drains backfilled and on test In writing or telephone Within seven days
Occupation of the building In writing or telephone Seven days prior to occupation
Completion of works In writing or telephone Within seven days