Site inspections are required (at least) during the stages below:

  • Commencement (at least two days before work starts)
  • Foundation excavations
  • Foundation concrete laid
  • Oversite hardcore
  • Damp proof course
  • Oversite concrete/covering to be started
  • Drains and private sewers
  • Testing drains and private sewers

Changes to building control inspections

On 1 July 2014 we changed our work practices in an attempt to reduce travelling time and improve the efficiency of the service. We have moved to a ‘next day’ inspection regime where inspections will need to be booked by 3.30pm the preceding day to be guaranteed an inspection.

Currently approximately 60% of our calls are booked the day before so we hope this will not cause a great change to your work practices. We will endeavour to carry out the inspections between 8.30am and 1pm to allow sufficient time for you to concrete, backfill or cover over the same day.


To book inspections please ring 01263 516345 or alternatively contact the Building Control Surveyor dealing with your application.

Please book your inspection by 3.30pm the day before it is required.

All Building Control staff are based at the Cromer office.

North Norfolk District Council
Building Control Service
Holt Road
NR27 9EN