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

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

To stick to the government guidelines on social distancing we are suspending site inspections. We are using an “evidence based approach”.  

This approach needs to be agreed with the appointed surveyor.  Please forward your pictures, videos and so on to building.control@camden.gov.uk. You must give the address and reference of the project on the subject of the email for surveyor’s assessment.

What is Building Control?

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

Building Control inquiries can be searched on the Planning Portal website.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, email to building.control@camden.gov.uk. Please put the address in question in the subject line. This will allow us to forward your enquiry to the correct technical officer. We expect to reply within 5 working days.

What do we offer?

Building Control can help you with certifying your building projects. 

Our flexible approach, local knowledge and expert advice has led us to become a successful service. We have more than 40 years’ experience in the market. All our processes are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. More information on this can 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 should apply for our service if you are planning to make structural changes to a property. This might be removing a chimney breast, working on a loft conversion, adding an extension and so on. You might be a house owner, builder or leaseholder.

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

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

We operate in London, the surrounding areas and nationwide. This is 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. This saves resources and creates 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.