Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Building Control Inspection Policy Update

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic emergency, Camden Building Control has reviewed the Inspection Policy.  

To adhere to the government guidelines on social distancing we are suspending site inspections and move to an “evidence based approach”.  

This approach needs to be agreed with the appointed surveyor.  Please forward your pictures, videos etc. to specifying the address and reference of the project on the subject of the e-mail for surveyor’s assessment.

What is Building Control?

Building Regulations ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings and help promote energy conservation, ease of accessibility and efficient use of water within buildings.

Building Control inquiries can be searched on Planning Portal website.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please send an e-mail to, Please add the address in question on the subject, this will allow us to forward your enquiry to the corresponding technical officer.  We expect to reply within 5 working days.

What do we offer?

Building control can assist you with the certification process of your building projects. 

Our flexible approach together with our local knowledge and expert advice has led us to become a successful service with more than 40 years’ experience in the market. All our processes are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard more information on which may be found on the BM TRADA website.

We offer:

  • Initial advice at the planning stages
  • Statutory consultations
  • Site visits
  • Plan checking
  • Completion certificate

Apply for Building Regulations

Who should apply?

You will need to apply for our service if you are a house owner/builder/leaseholder and are planning to make structural changes to a property, i.e. removing a chimney breast, working on a loft conversion, adding an extension, a material change of use of a building or part, etc. 

Additionally, you will need to apply for our service if you are an architect firm/builder/developer working on a new building, residential, commercial, educational, health, sports, leisure, fit out or both retail and commercial projects. 

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

We operate in London, the surrounding areas and nationwide thanks to the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Partner Authority Scheme (PAS).

This means your company and the Camden building control team can enter into a partnership. The result of partnering will be a national team dealing with all the plan appraisal and approval, saving resources and creating a fast track resolution of building control matters with a dedicated team of officers.

There is no charge or contractual obligation for this service.

Register to join PAS

Camden Building Control Partners are invited to monthly CPD events at 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.