Once your plans are approved, and the Local Authority Initial Notice has been submitted (allowing 5 days for the latter), you can start work on site. We will carry out a first inspection once you notify us of commencement and then carry out subsequent inspections at critical points in the build. Site Inspections are typically carried out on Excavations, Damp Proof Membranes, Below Ground Drainage (before backfilling), Structure including walls, floors and roofs, Pre-Plasterboarding (thermal insulation) and Completion. We will always inform you of the stages we need to inspect. The inspections are to determine (as far as is reasonably possible) that all the building works are in accordance with the Building Regulations. As your approved Building Inspector, Active carry out all inspections; the Local Authority Building Control department will not have any involvement in this process other than being notified by our Initial Notice (mentioned above) and then again upon completion.