Building Control Inspections

How to book a site inspection with a Building Control surveyor.

How to request a site inspection

Our Building Control surveyors carry out site inspections between 10.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. If you require a same day inspection, please call us before 10am and we will try our best to book one in. We advise however that inspections are arranged in advance giving as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment.

The easiest way to book is via our online site inspection request form, but you can also email us at building.control@lewes.gov.uk or call us on 01273 471600, option 1, extension 8349.

Inspection Stages

Inspection stages will vary depending on the work that is being carried out, but the statutory inspection stages for a new dwelling may include:

  • Commencement
  • Foundation Excavation
  • Oversite
  • Damp Proof Course
  • Drains Laid 
  • Steels
  • Insulation
  • Roof
  • Drains Test
  • Final Inspection - for when all work has been completed

Please note this list is not exhaustive and fewer or more site inspections may be required in each individual case.