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Book online or call to request a site inspection

The health and safety of our staff, our customers and community are our top priorities and at the heart of all our decisions. For this reason, we have put together some Q&A's to help reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure 'business continuity'. If your question isn't answered here, then please contact one of our business support team on: 01303 853538 or email: building.control@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk  Please read the recent guide on  COVID-19 Building site operating procedures [203.66KB]

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  • if you request a visit before 9.30am we will inspect on the same day
  • visits are carried out between 10am - 2pm and we may not be able to give you an exact time for our visit

Please provide your application reference if known, if you do not have a current application we cannot carry out any site visits.

Alternatively, contact your building control officer directly to request an inspection.

When do I need to organise a site inspection?

We need to carry out regular site inspections at different stages of your project to make sure works comply with building regulations. Check with your building control officer at which stages they would like to inspect your site.  A once off payment is included in your fees which covers all site inspections.

It's important to know what these stages are as items that aren't inspected would need to be uncovered to confirm they comply with building regulations.

Generally we need to inspect when you:

  • start building
  • excavate the foundations
  • concrete the foundations
  • lay materials on site for example, over site preparation or insulation in place
  • lay a damp proof course
  • lay drainage prior to backfilling
  • test drainage
  • finish the building
  • occupy the building

We often ask to see the works at additional stages such as when:

  • floor joists are put in place
  • the roof structure is put in place
  • dormer windows are built
  • structural beams or columns are in place - before they're covered up

As each project is different, these stages may not fit in exactly with your work programme and are indicative of the stages we need to inspect.

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