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Book a building inspection

All types of Building regulation applications require a number of inspections by law. These depend on the type of work being carried out.

Arrange a building inspection

You'll need the following details:

  • Reference number
  • Site address
  • Builder's name and telephone number
  • The work requiring inspection
  • When the work will be ready for inspection

Inspections received by the surveyor before 10:00 (Monday to Friday) will normally be inspected the same day. If the surveyor is not available please leave a message.

Area/ Parish

Surveyor contact details

Bromsberrow, Corse, Drybrook, Dymock, Gorsley, Hartpury, Kempley, Kilcot, Oxenhall, Pauntley, Upleadon, Redmarley, Ruardean, Rudford, Staunton (North), Tibberton

Aldo Giovanelli

Call: 01594 812361

Mobile: 07748 118636

Email: aldo.giovanelli@fdean.gov.uk

Awre, Blaisdon, Cinderford, Churcham, Huntley, Littledean, Longhope, Mitcheldean, Newnham, Ruspidge, Taynton, Westbury on Severn

Mark Saunders 

Call: 01594 812357

Mobile: 07796 548680

Email: mark.saunders@fdean.gov.uk

Alvington, Aylburton, Beachley, Hewelsfield, Lydney, Newland, Redbrook, St Briavels, Staunton (South), Stroat, Tidenham, Tutshill, Woolaston

Tony Gwynne 

Call: 01594 812355

Mobile: 07796 548682

Email: tony.gwynne@fdean.gov.uk

Coleford, English Bicknor, Lydbrook, West Dean (Berry- Hill, Bream, Christchurch, Ellwood, Milkwall, Oldcroft, Parkend, Pillowell, Sling, Viney- Hill, Whitecroft, Yorkley)

Steve Symonds

Call: 01594 812360

Mobile: 07796 548681

Email: stephen.symonds@fdean.gov.uk

List of building inspections

When you receive your acknowledgement after you've submitted the Building Notice or with the Approval of a Full Plans application we will provide a list of the inspections that we would expect to make.

The building inspections usually include the following:

  • Commencement
  • Excavation of foundations
  • Oversite
  • Damp proof course
  • Drains
  • First floor joists
  • Roof
  • Thermal insulation
  • Pre-plaster
  • Any other inspection required to ensure compliance
  • Occupation of the building
  • Final completion

Important information about completion inspection

When the work is complete (excluding decorating and furnishings) you should arrange for a completion inspection. The Certificate should be kept safe as it will be required by your solicitor when you sell your property.