Brent’s Building Control Team supports its many customers (home and business owners, agents, contractors and developers) in creating safe, sustainable, efficient and accessible buildings.
Working collaboratively with clients the team can provide you with expert guidance on building regulations compliance, whether your project is small or large, residential or commercial, an alteration, extension or new-build development, we can help bring your project to a successful conclusion.
Locally based surveyors and structural engineers have extensive, borough-wide knowledge of ground conditions and drainage arrangements and unique access to historic building records.
Our surveyors offer proactive, practical help and guidance - particularly useful at pre-application stage.
We will work with you throughout the process and, through our relationship with the Fire Service, Water Authority and colleagues in Planning and Licensing, we believe your passage through the development process will be smooth, successful and cost effective.
We have a major projects team with extensive experience dealing with major developments including mixed-use commercial developments, high volume housing schemes, schools, community buildings, offices, shopping centres, student accommodation and Wembley National Stadium.
We also have a district team dealing with the full range of residential developments, and small/medium sized commercial projects and associated building control functions including investigation of reported dangerous structures, notification of demolition and solicitors enquiries.
Both teams are multi-disciplined, commercially aware, well qualified and possess a wealth of technical and practical knowledge often working on innovative and complex designed buildings.
We offer partnership arrangements enabling us to deal with projects nationwide. A national service – delivered locally through the Partner Authority Scheme working in conjunction with other local authority building control services. Cross boundary working is also an option in some instances using the LDSA Memorandum of Understanding.
Our registration process is straightforward and applications can be made on-line or even over the phone.
Competitive charges are fully inclusive which provides excellent value for money.
We provide a prompt and efficient plan / structural checking and site inspection service - generally you can start work within two working days of making your submission.
Householders, businesses, developers and contractors trust and rely on the impartiality and experience of the local authority resulting in repeat business particularly with the largest of developers and contractors who greatly value the service provided.
Prompt issue of completion certificates confirming compliance with building regulations.
We also offer a comprehensive naming and numbering services ensuring that premises are correctly addressed and that interested parties are advised accordingly.
We are externally recognised for the quality of our services under ISO9001 and Investors in People. You can be confident in the services provided and the staff delivering them.
Working with other local authorities, as part of the national Local Authority Building Control (LABC) organisation, we have access to technical experts in a wide range of disciplines, and can offer a robust warranty insurance scheme.
Your project or development is likely to be one of your largest investments. We look forward to ensuring it is a success. Remember, we're here to help.