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Building control service

Our building control service helps make sure that your building project complies with building regulations.


We offer

  • independent and un-biased building control
  • dangerous structures – emergency response
  • technical support and advice from start to finish
  • one point of contact
  • extensive knowledge of the local area and building regulation compliance
  • fast turnaround pre-planning advice
  • same day site inspections for requests received before 10 am

We are part of LABC Consult  which gives you access to a list of experienced and highly qualified surveyors, planners and technical support officers.


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Our service promise

When you contact us, we will:

  • respond within on working day
  • write back to you within fifteen working days
  • examine your plan within fifteen working days from the day we receive it
  • inspect your site on the same day if we get your call before 10am
  • issue Completion Certificates on your project
  • provide advice on ground conditions
  • suggest amendments to help you comply with regulations
  • provide you with information on local area
  • answer your questions in a helpful and courteous manner
  • provide advice on access and facilities for people with disabilities
  • Provide advice on building a fire escape on your property
  • provide advice on thermal insulation and energy conservation
  • provide advice on sports grounds safety


Contact us

Building Control
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 3145

Lines open 9-12am for booking site visits and 3-5pm for Technical queries

If you urgently need to report a dangerous structure: 020 8274 4901

Or out-of-hours emergency line: 020 8543 9750