Professional Building Control

Independent Building Control Body

Approved Inspectors provide an alternative to Local Authority Building Control and are authorised under the Building Act 1984 to carry out building control work in England and Wales. This means that we can become involved if the works undertaken on any project are controllable under the Building Regulations.

Examples of such work are:

  • Erect or extend a Building
  • Install or extend a service or fitting which is controlled under the regulations
  • Undertake alterations involving work that may affect the compliance of an existing service or fitting, whether temporarily or permanently
  • Insert insulation into cavity walls
  • Underpin the foundations of a building
  • Undertake work to thermal elements, energy status or energy performance of a building

We operate across all sectors within the construction industry and are approved, independently monitored and regulated by CICAIR. As the body designated by the Secretary of State in England and Welsh Ministers in Wales, CICAIR Ltd maintains and operates the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR).

In order to maintain our registration, we are subject to annual monitoring surveillance by CICAIR where we must demonstrate that we are meeting defined levels of service standards, management systems and
retained competences.

Approved Inspectors are required to adhere to the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR) Code of Conduct for Approved Inspectors and follow the Building Control Performance Standards in their working practices. Approved Inspectors are required to have insurance from a government-approved scheme to provide additional safeguards for the public.