Manchester City Council

Planning & regeneration Building regulation inspections

What types of inspections do we do

As well as inspections for starting and finishing building work, or before occupying a building before it has been completed, the following are some typical stages of building work that we might include in our inspection notification schedule - depending on the type of work being carried out.

  • Foundations excavations - before placing concrete
  • Damp Proof Courses or other membranes placed over the site to protect the building from damp and/or types of harmful gases. This also includes tanking systems to underground rooms.
  • Drainage before it is backfilled
  • Drainage after it's been backfilled - to test the integrity of the pipes
  • Walls before they are fully enclosed - this might be by way of an inspection at an upper floor or roof level
  • When any structural beams or columns have been installed
  • Before plaster boarding and plastering is carried out
  • To inspect fire safety features
  • To assess if any pre-completion sound or air leakage tests are needed
  • Any other inspections the we think we should make having regard to the type of work and the methods of construction used.

See what stages of work you must tell us about.

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