We are the UK’s leading architecture practice for everyday homeowners. We cover everything from surveys, design, to securing that all-important planning approval.
of projects require a Approved Inspector
“We believe 100% of homeowners can benefit from having an approved inspector onboard.”
- Head of Partnerships
Building regulations, building control and approved inspectors explained.
These are a set of statutory requirements all buildings must meet in order to create a safe and healthy environment to inhabit.
To ensure your project meets these conditions a set of detailed technical drawings is required.
Similar to planning, these drawings should be approved before you commence building. They will give your builder the information they need to meet legal requirements.
Resi can provide this drawing package for you but will also need input from other key specialists, such as a structural engineer, party wall surveyor, and CCTV drainage surveyor.Learn more about building regulations
You can submit your project directly to your local authority’s building control, who will review it for approval. If they’re satisfied you’ll be awarded a completion certificate - same as the final certificate you’ll get from an approved inspector.
However, with many councils suffering from budget cuts, most local authorities are unable to provide the same turnaround times and customer service that an approved inspector provides.
By using an approved inspector, you can avoid the need to submit your drawings to the local authority building control. This cuts down waiting times to just a few working days.
An approved inspector can be either an individual or organisation, and must be registered with the Construction Industry Council (CIC), who approve which inspectors can work in the UK.
How much does an approved inspector cost for different projects?
These rough costs are based on quotations made by trusted approved inspectors.
Ground Floor - Rear
£750 - £1140
Loft - Main Dormer
£750 - £936
Whole House - Internal Alteration
£540 - £900
Two Storey - Side
£900 - £1380
“I have already recommended Resi to friends and colleagues and I wouldn't take on another housing project without having them on my side. The value for money for their services is frankly incredible.”
- Nick Hougham (Resi Connect Client)
As the leading residential architectural design service in the UK, we’ve helped thousands of people extend up and down the country. And because we want homeowners empowered to make informed decisions, our Connect service introduces you to vetted professionals in your area and our team are on-hand to advise you on your decision.
We vet contractors by assessing them against a range of criteria amongst which are: whether or not they are Trustmark or FMB affiliated, whether they have the relevant insurances in place; an assessment of their past work; meeting minimum financial standards; and finally, references from both previous customers and trade.Find an Approved Inspector
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We want homeowners empowered to make informed decisions. Our Connect service introduces you to vetted professionals in your area and our team are on-hand to advise you on your decision. We vet contractors by assessing them against a range of criteria amongst which are: whether or not they are Trustmark or FMB affiliated, whether they have the relevant insurances in place; an assessment of their past work; meeting minimum financial standards; and finally, references from both previous customers and trade.
Our team has been in the business for nearly 20 years, so we can introduce you to professionals with relevant skills, as well as show you how to perform your own checks, so you have the knowledge to keep your home protected.
Our experts can help advise you on red flags to look out for when you're selecting your builder
No extra cost
Our Connect introduction service comes at zero cost to you - Resi charges a 3-5% fee to the contractor for a successful introduction. This fee is charged directly to the contractors, and is based on the total value of your tender. This fee is not an additional sum to the total cost of your project. We believe in ensuring these fees are transparent, and so this fee is paid by the contractor once they start work onsite.
Free advice & guidance
We’ll walk you through the quotes professionals and specialists provide. Rather than sifting through hundreds of quotes, we’ll advise you on aspects that could be suitable for your project
Our team will introduce you to quality Structural Engineers, along with any other professional you need along the way.
Can we help you find a trusted Approved Inspector?
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