Approval Procedure

Contact OnSite to discuss your building proposals. To ensure your building goes ahead on time and without problems, you must tell us about your proposals before starting work and during the various stages of construction. We suggest that this be done on simple projects by submitting your final plans to us before commencing work on site. For larger or more complicated projects, we anticipate that you would need to consult us during the design process in order that the basic principles may be agreed at an early stage.

We notify the Local Authority
When you appoint us, we will serve an Initial Notice on the Local Authority. This informs them that we are dealing with your Building Regulations application and precludes them from requiring an application from you. The Local Authority is allowed five working days to process this notice and make any comments.

Proposal check
It is the Developer or Builder who has the responsibility to comply with Building Regulations. We are here to help you comply and in the manner which best fits with your plans. It is our policy to ensure that all applications are promptly examined with a rapid response. Good customer care comes as standard with our service. Contraventions of the Regulations will be identified to you, together with practical advice on how to overcome the problem. We will also inform you of Environmental Health, Housing Act, party wall matters, drainage connections etc.

Inspection of the building works
We will inspect various stages of the work. A report will be issued to the client to ensure that all parties are kept informed of any contraventions found during the construction, and practical advice will be provided. The regularity of inspections accords with the latest government guidelines issued in July 1999 and designed to help you comply with Building Regulations.

Final Certificate
When the work is inspected and completed to our satisfaction we will issue final certificates to the Local Authority (and the Fire Authority if necessary) and to you as our client.