Site Inspections

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

The critical stages of work may vary for different building projects. These stages are where serious problems can occur if building work is not carried out correctly. We will let you know what the stages are for your project when we confirm we have your application and again when we visit site after you have let us know that work is starting.

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

Arranging inspections

Braintree District Council operates a same day inspection service. If you contact us before 10am by one of the methods listed below, we will carry out an inspection on the same day. Site inspections are carried out between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Contact us

Telephone us on 01376 557781 or email us at buildingcontrol@braintree.gov.uk before 10am for guaranteed same day inspection.