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Request an inspection

About site inspections

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

Site inspections are carried out Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

In the majority of cases, we offer a same day site inspection service if we receive your telephone call before 10am.

Inspections will normally be carried out between 11am to 3pm. Due to the variable nature of the time taken on individual site inspections we are unable to arrange specific appointment times.

Additionally, inspections can sometimes be tailored to meet individual needs but would need to be prearranged with one of our Building Control Surveyors and will be dependent on availability.

Inspections can be requested at any stage of the work by either the owner or the builder but must be made for the following:

  • Commencement of work (48 hours notice)
  • Excavation of foundations before concreting
  • Foundations when constructed
  • Damp proof course (DPC) when laid
  • Oversite floor area (prior to being concreted over)
  • Drains (before backfilling)
  • Drains (after backfilling)
  • Prior to occupation (five working days notice)
  • Completion of work

The following inspections also normally form part of the inspection process:

  • Floor structure
  • Roof structure
  • Structural beams and supporting elements
  • Insulation
  • Soakaway

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Request a site inspection

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

Please note: requesting an inspection doesn't automatically confirm a site inspection booking - you will need to be contacted by us for confirmation of the visit.

You can request an inspection in the following ways:

By using the LABC app: 

Now you can request site inspections through your mobile device while out on site - to find out more please see:

online: please complete and submit the form below:

in writing:

  • Building Control,
    Adur & Worthing Councils
    Portland House,
    44 Richmond Road,
    BN11 1HS

by telephone:

  • 01903 221385
    Note: for an inspection on the same day your call must be received before 10:00am

by email:

by text:

  • Text 07537 415 761 giving full details
    Note: for an inspection on the same day your text must be received before 10:00am

Please provide the following information when requesting an inspection:

  • Site address
  • Application number if known
  • Name
  • Contact number
  • Date inspection required
  • Stage of work
  • Any additional information, ie 'working at rear of property'

Delay in work? Please cancel your booking

In the event that an inspection has been booked but the work has been delayed, please contact us to cancel the appointment as soon as possible to avoid a wasted journey.

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