Notice of commencement and completion of certain stages of work

The Building Regulations require that notice is given to us of commencement and completion of the work and at certain other stages:

  1. Commencement: at least two days' notice before the work is commenced.

  2. Other Stages: We will advise of additional stages of the work at which notification is required and the timescales that apply.

  3. Occupation: Where a building is being erected to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply after the completion of the work, and that building (or any part of it) is to be occupied before completion, the person carrying out that work shall give us at least five days' notice before the building, or any part of it, is occupied.

  4. Completion: not more than five days' notice after the work is completed.

When these stages are reached, the work should pause to give us time to make an inspection. We will advise you if the work does not comply with the Building Regulations. If we are not informed of relevant stages of work for inspection, it may require the work to be opened up for inspection so that it can be ascertained whether, or not, the work complies with the Building Regulations. A completion certificate will not be issued unless the correct notices are given.

Last updated: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024.