Government derived regulations ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of all people (including the disabled) in or about buildings. This control extends to both private and public buildings, with plan checking and site inspection being undertaken by Building Control Surveyors.
On the 1st October 2011 a large number of sewers previously in private ownership were transferred to South West Water.
It is the responsibility of property owners to make diligent enquires to determine whether the drainage in the vicinity of any proposed development is a public sewer or lateral drain under the control of the Water Authority and seek their consent to the "build-over" prior to construction.
South West Water Tel No 0800 169 1144
Same day inspection service (Monday to Friday) for key stages of construction if you call before 10 am.
Over 100 years of experience in Building Control
Vast technical knowledge of materials and construction drawing upon local area knowledge such as geological conditions
Working closely with other departments and authorities such as the Fire Service, Environmental Health, Planning, Drainage, etc.
Well qualified staff with proven track records and who care about quality, standards and customer needs
Specialist advice on demolitions, dangerous buildings, fire escape requirements, drainage, structural engineering, access for people with disabilities, etc.
Offering National Type Approval to developers
Issuing Certificates of Completion.
Flexibility of the quick Building Notice procedure or the security of the Full Plans procedure.
Stage or conditional approval for large or complex projects.