With experience and expertise across a wide range of developments, Shore’s surveyors are dedicated to providing a professional, collaborative, quality service for each project that we take on.
Whether you require commercial building control for a CAT A or CAT B office, block of flats, retail units, educational or healthcare premises, you will need a statutory consultation to be compliant with the Approved Inspector Building Control Process and Building Regulations. No matter how big or small your project may be, we will assist you with your statutory building regulatory requirements. We can assist whether you’re at the pre-application stage of a project for a newbuild development fitout of your existing building. Alternatively, if you wish us to step in further down the line and offer plan checking or site inspections, we’ll be there to support you until you receive your Final Certificate. Here are some of the assessments and building control services we provide.
Fire safety is a major consideration as part of your London building control and we will work with the Fire Authority to ensure that fire routes, in terms of access and escape are clearly determined and viable. Extra precautions need to be included in layouts where there is sleeping accommodation, as well as basements or basement carparks which require adequate ventilation.
Your dedicated commercial building control team can support you throughout your project by checking structural assessments and calculations to ensure that the foundations and structure of your building are constructed correctly.
Access for disabled and ambulant disabled people into your building should also be factored into your commercial fit out so as to be inclusive to everyone who needs to enter your premises. Considerations are likely to include wide access points, ramps as well as accessible toilets and the addition of wheelchair refuges for users to remain in reasonable safety for a short period of time in a fire emergency whilst waiting for rescue etc.
When you instruct Shore as your choice of building control consultant, you can be sure that our team will assist you with your project to avoid unnecessary delays and help to achieve successful completion whilst demonstrating reasonable compliance with all building control requirements.
Shore are one of the leading Building Control providers within London. Over the last 15 years we have worked on thousands of high-profile buildings and office fit-outs within the city.
Our outstanding reputation has enabled us to develop effective relationships with clients, project managers, designers and contractors etc, resulting in continued professional partnerships and business growth.
Irrespective of the size or value of your project we will support you with our wealth of industry knowledge, carefully evaluating each project to tailor our services to meet your individual needs.
As an independent Approved Inspector we are authorised by the Government and licensed by the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR Ltd) to carry out Building Control anywhere in England and Wales.
If you have any questions about the services we offer, or wish to discuss the unique requirements of your individual project in further detail, then our professional team of building control providers are ready to help. To find out more about Building Control and how we can help contact us.
We provide support and advice across a range of different construction projects and industry sectors, providing an effective and efficient approach to Building Control from design to completion:
Regardless of the size of your project, we offer the same high quality and professional services from conception through to completion.
Applications should be submitted to us a minimum of 5 days prior to works commencing. This is to allow us sufficient time to serve the Initial Notice to the Local Authority.
If you would like us to review your plans and specifications the earlier we receive your application, the more chance we will have to address any issues before work commences on site, avoiding unnecessary delays.
A Building Control application can be made with Shore by downloading and completing the form, and sending it to us by email or post.
We will usually require suitable and sufficient drawings and calculations, including fire strategies and structural calculations to enable us to check for compliance with the Building Regulations.
What happens next?
Work should not be started until after the Initial Notice approval period, which is a maximum of 5 working days from submission of the Notice.
The person responsible for carrying out the work must notify Shore at certain stages of the project to enable suitable inspections to be undertaken.
Once the work has been completed, a final inspection has been carried out and all relevant commissioning certificates have been received, a Final Certificate is issued to the person responsible for carrying out the work. A copy of which is also provided to the relevant Local Authority and the Fire Authority.
The Final Certificate is an important statutory document providing evidence that the project has achieved a reasonable level of compliance with the Building Regulations and may be required when selling, refinancing or satisfying the requirements for a licence to alter.
Under Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations 2010, upon completion of the works confirmation is required that the fire safety information for the area where the work has been carried out has been updated and provided to the responsible person for the building. This shall be upon completion or occupation, whichever is earliest.
Is there a time limit for works to commence on site?
Once we have received your application you have a time limit of three years for works to start on site. Unfortunately, if you have not started work within three years the application is cancelled. However, you are able to make a new application which Shore would be able to assist you with.
Once work has commenced you have an unlimited time to complete the work. However, if occupation takes places then specific time limits will apply in which you will need to complete the work.
Inspections are carried out at various key stages of your project and although schedules are agreed in advance, you or your contractor will need to advise us when each key stage is reached to arrange an inspection.
When contacting us to arrange an inspection we will need the following information from you:
To book your inspection contact us.
It is a pleasure to work with Shore – their commitment to helping us deliver a successful development is reflected in their level of customer service.
The Shore team respond to our requests for information and any clarification in a professional timely manner. They understood our clients requirements whilst ensuring all legislative aspects are catered for.
We work with Shore on our developments – They always work with us to ensure that we can deliver compliant projects on time and within budget.
We were pleased to receive clear and unambiguous advice and guidance from the surveyors at Shore. I would recommend any developers engage with the Shore team as early in the project as they can.
If you need further guidance on the requirements of the regulations, or would like to discuss appointing us for a particular project please do get in touch.Get in touch