Once you have appointed us to provide the necessary building control services we will serve the Initial Notice onto the relevant Local Authority. This is to advise them a registered / accredited building control body has been appointed and upon satisfactory completion, will issue a copy of the Final Certificate.
Please find below a summary of the service you will receive from Thames Building Control Ltd.
Serving the Initial Notice on your behalf:
- This is a legal document which we serve onto the Local Authority advising them we have been appointed to provide the necessary building control approval.
- The Initial Notice must be served no less than 5 days before work commences on site, otherwise it will be invalid, therefore you will have to make an application to the Local Authority.
- Approved Inspectors cannot provide retrospective approval or "sign off." This can only be provided by the Local Authority as it is classed as unauthorised work.
Our Plans Assessment:
- We undertake a "plans assessment" on all projects. This assessment is based on the plans we have received.
- Assessments usually take 10-15 days, based on the type of work involved. You will receive our comments or observations relating to any non-compliance items within a building control report/letter format.
- All reports or letters will be issued by email to the designated / responsible person (agent) with a copy issued to the client.
- During the process we will liaise as necessary with the design consultants relating to any Building Regulation queries they may have.
- Upon satisfactory completion of the work and final inspection has taken place along with all relevant information provided, we will issue the Final Certificate within 5 working days.
- We will retain full records, including plans/details based on the design assessment for future reference and continuity of control.
We will invoice you our fees once the Initial Notice has been issued to the Local Authority.
Fees are subject to our T&C's and all invoices must be paid on presentation to avoid any unnecessary delays. We are unable to book site inspections if unpaid invoices apply.
Payment can be made through your online bank, by BACS payment or cheque.
Unfortunately, we do not have the facility to take payment over the phone.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
We collect, use and store different kinds of personal data about you which may include identity and contact data. All data collected and stored is solely for the purpose of executing our statutory building control duties. The data that we collect from you is stored in the UK and we have no need to transfer this data outside of the UK.
Thames Building Control Ltd will not process personal data onto third parties, other than for the purpose of carrying out our statutory building control duties to consult with the fire and rescue authority or sewerage undertaker in accordance with Regulation 12 & 13 of The Building (Approved Inspector etc.) Regulations 2010 and section 56 of the Building Act 1984, which requires us to provide notices and certificates onto the relevant Local Authority.
By law we must keep basic information about our clients (including Contact, Identity and Transaction Data) for 7 years after they cease being clients for tax purposes however due to industrial regulatory purposes, we shall retain this for 15 years.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.