We are determined to provide you with the very best service in building control. Whether you are a large developer undertaking a multi-million pound project or a homeowner carrying out alterations to your home - we are totally committed to assisting you in any way we can.
We recognise that all our customers have different needs and it will not be possible to satisfy all of these via a visit to this site. However, to make your building control experience as simple and easy as possible we will continually update and improve these pages to assist you.
As a valued customer of South Tyneside building control you are guaranteed to receive excellent service throughout the whole building control process including:
Primarily for commercial and larger residential schemes, extensive and timely pre-application advice at any stage to suit your needs
Most useful in agreement of issues such as fire safety design, means of escape in case of fire and "access for all" issues
Inspection Notification Framework available for each individual project
Qualified building control surveyors who will constantly be looking for cost effective solutions to regulatory challenges and who act with complete impartiality and flexibility
Extensive and unrivalled experience of local ground conditions and local issues on every conceivable type of project
Inspection of all on-going projects at least every 6 months, regardless of whether a specific request has been received and will notify you (or your builder) if there are any serious problems found in the work
Issue of formal completion certificate when your project satisfies building regulation standards
Building control performance standards
South Tyneside building control complies with this government initiative to regulate standards within the building control profession.
Our commitment to you:
All our building control surveyors are either professionally qualified (RICS or ABE) and/or have extensive experience. They regularly attend training seminars to make sure they are up to date with modern methods of construction and ever-changing legislation
We have a progressive approach to new materials and methods of construction, so we can help you to get the best possible value for money
We keep extensive records on every property/site in the borough - so future owners can confidently plan further work. This helps prospective purchasers make sure that work carried out in the past has been approved and inspected. This information can be analysed to give early warning of any potential problems particularly in relation to ground conditions
We liaise closely with Building Control sections in other Local Authorities to share knowledge, experience and maintain consistency
We can guarantee that we will be at your service for many years to come