Once the plans supporting a Building Regulations application have been passed, a booklet of yellow cards is provided to the applicant or their agent. The appropriate card should be presented to Planning and Building Control as each stage of the build is reached. This will initiate an inspection by a Building Control Officer at key stages during construction.
Other intermediate inspections are also made which include concrete reinforcement, fire stopping and any other concealed work that may be hidden once the works have been completed.
Same day inspections can usually be arranged where the pre-paid post cards are submitted to the Department by email or fax before 10am. Prior discussion can be held on how best to fit in with your programme.
Where inspections relate to Full Plans Applications, statutory inspection fees are due immediately after the first site inspection for the commencement of work. The amount due by way of the inspection fee is notified to the applicant (or their agent) in writing at the time that the plans are passed.