When can I start work?

Once an application has been deposited and accepted, work can commence on site. The Building Regulations require that you or your Builder notify the Council at various stages as listed below. 

Planning permission and/or other approvals may be required before work starts. If in doubt or for advice please contact your local Planning Department before work commences.

What stages need to be inspected?

  • Commencement
  • Foundation excavations
  • Oversite hardcore
  • Damp proof course
  • Roof
  • Pre plaster
  • Electrical first fix
  • Drains and private sewers open
  • Drains and private sewers backfilled ready for testing
  • Completion of work

How do I arrange an inspection?

Inspections should be requested by telephone, if you require a same day inspection please call before 10am.

If you need further information please contact the Building Control team by telephone or email. Alternatively you can write to or visit a Building Control Officer at our Sleaford Offices: Building Control Services, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EF.