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About our service

Our Building Control service provides a professional service to ensure your project complies with national building regulations. We cover all types of building projects.

We have a surveyor available to speak to you about your project and to provide informal technical advice. This service is available between 1pm and 5pm on Tuesdays on a first come first served basis. 

Contact details: 

building.control@islington.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7527 5999. 

Islington Building Control delivers its service through a team of experienced and highly qualified surveyors and a group of knowledgeable and efficient technical support officers. We offer a customer-focused service, tailored to the needs of individual customers. At the beginning of your project we will assign you a dedicated surveyor to discuss your requirements and look at options like fast-track or staged approvals and short-notice site inspections.

As a member of Local Authority Building Control (LABC), we are able to partner with other local councils to offer a nationwide service, registered details approval and warranties to suit a range of situations. Our public status means you can be sure of an accountable and thorough service.  

Customers come back to us time and again because they know we work to keep standards high, projects running to schedule and risks to a minimum. Advantages of using our service are: 

 Advice, approvals and site inspections

  • Building notice – allows you to start work straight away

  • Full plans approvals – obtain approval for the whole scheme in advance

  • Pre-application advice

  • Same day inspections for urgent jobs

  • Staged approvals for complex projects

Specialist knowledge and expertise

  • Account handler approach

  • Development team approach for large jobs – brings all services involved in the project together for example access officers, sustainability officers etc.

  • Local knowledge of soil conditions, utilities and housing and building stock.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) services

  • Nationwide service – partnering with other local authorities

  • Insurance and warranty services

  • Consultancy services such as Fire Risk Assessments, BREAAM, SAP calculations and more

  • LABC registered details approvals

Find more information please see LABC services

Our satisfaction ratings average over 90% but we are continually striving to improve. Feedback from our customers is essential to make sure we provide a quality service. For more information and our service charter see the Customer Care page.

Islington Council’s team provided the Building Control service for the Arsenal Emirates Stadium and a consultation and advice service for the London Olympics site. Please see the Case studies page.

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