Why can I choose who does my building control?
Since the 1980s consumers have had a choice of who can inspect and sign off their building projects as compliant with the building regulations.
This is either a local authority building control surveyor or an ‘Approved Inspector’. Approved Inspectors are private companies that are registered by the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspector Register (CICAIR) on behalf of the English and Welsh Governments to carry out building control works. If you choose an Approved Inspector to carry out the builiding control function on your project, they must inform the local authority by submitting an initial notice.