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Building Control costs

Hi
I hope everyone is well.
I am looking to get a side extension built, and I was advised that the council building controls can delay works, as they can a while to do the inspections.
I was told that there are independent Building Control companies, that although are a little more expensive, would usually come to do an inspection with a couple days of calling them.
Has anyone had experience with independent Building Control companies? Could anyone recommend any (cheap ones) in the Chadwell Heath, RM6 area?
Also could someone advise, what kind of costs I should be budgeting for, for all the Building Control inspections, sign-offs, certificates, etc..
Thanks in advance.

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  • edited 31 March at 7:24PM
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    edited 31 March at 7:24PM
    Less than £1,000 but it depends on the scale of works.  

    I far prefer private inspectors.  We get to work with the same person and the fact that they have to sell their services seems to mean they act less like they're doing you a favour than LA ones. 

    We use Stroma.   Pretty sure they're national.  
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
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    Razam622 said:
    Hi
    I hope everyone is well.
    I am looking to get a side extension built, and I was advised that the council building controls can delay works, as they can a while to do the inspections.
    I was told that there are independent Building Control companies, that although are a little more expensive, would usually come to do an inspection with a couple days of calling them.
    Has anyone had experience with independent Building Control companies? Could anyone recommend any (cheap ones) in the Chadwell Heath, RM6 area?
    Also could someone advise, what kind of costs I should be budgeting for, for all the Building Control inspections, sign-offs, certificates, etc..
    Thanks in advance.
    Ain't that the truth!  Building Control was supposed to visit our work on the Tuesday morning but didn't arrive.  Builder was told they would be later that day but didn't arrive.  Finally arrived late morning Thursday, messing up the entire schedule for our builder, and meaning the work will not be completed until some time next week.

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    Another vote for Stroma - we are in Cornwall and Doozer is Midlands, so I guess that's pretty 'national'.


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