Building Control Regulations and Building Control Approval
Building Control approval (or understanding the exemptions) is a legal obligation of the end user on most mezzanine floors or office interiors projects. This can be a daunting task if you've had little or no experience of dealing with the Building Control Regulations yourself.
Part of the difference with NSI Projects is that we have the resources to handle all Building Control issues for you.
- Trained Staff
Whilst we're not building control inspectors ourselves, our staff are trained in the latest regulations and are well versed in designing and advising on schemes that offer best compliance without unnecessary expense, and our Project Managers can run the whole process for you.
- Consultation with our retained building control inspectors on the viability of your proposed scheme:
This allows for cost effective designs right from the start, getting provisional approval at the design stage, and understanding how to plan around potential additional expensive fire rating requirements through thoughtful design. We can often resubmit several alternative plans to get the right combination of compliance and cost effectiveness.
- Submitting the application forms, CAD drawings, plans and calculations to Building Control:
This includes providing the detailed drawings of the project, providing engineers calculations where required.
- Arranging appropriate site inspections:
Not only do we schedule these meetings, keeping the building control informed at every stage, we'll also represent you and your interests on site with Building Control Inspectors or Fire Officers if necessary.
- Obtaining final post build sign-off:
We complete the job, getting you full sign-off, including advising you throughout the project of any other amendments required through other suppliers e.g. incumbent fire alarm providers.
It might surprise you that you don't have to use your local authority for Building Control sign-off. For that reason NSI retain independent building control inspectors who know and understand our designs, can provide prompt attention, and give a consistent interpretation of the Building Control Regulations anywhere in the country.
Leave it to our Project Management Service to work with the approved inspectors who understand the products and will work with us to design a compliant but economical scheme.
For more information please contact us on 0800 027 1966.