Supervising Work on Site

You should notify us when critical stages of work are ready for inspection.

We will then tell you what those stages are for your project when we confirm receipt of your valid application.

Please remember that you must notify us at both commencement and completion of the work as well as the critical stages.

To book a site inspection please call 01702 215004 or or use the LABC inspection app. Please note that we require at least 24 hours notice.

You should be aware that the inspections are only carried out to ensure that the building work complies with the Building Regulations. They are not a substitute for day to day supervision of the building work. You will need to employ an independent professional person to supervise builders and deal with contractual matters should this be necessary.

Building Control inspection request app

You can request a Building Control site inspection using an app.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) has developed a free of charge site inspection request app that offers you the option to conveniently contact the Southend building control team to request a site inspection.

How does it work?

You can download the app using the links below. It is free (but data charges may apply).

Download the app for Apple devices

Download the app for Android devices

You will need to fill in a few details first time so we know who the request has come from. If your GPS is turned on, then the app will let us know where you are when you send the request. Site inspections can be booked for AM (10am to 1pm) or PM (12 to 3pm) and you will get an email back confirming we've received the request.

Contact Planning and Building

Telephone: 01702 215004

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