This auditing and review process uses a Partnered Approved Inspector and combines the statutory Building Control function together with the Warranty Audit process to review the build as it progresses.
The Contract and payment of the relevant Plan Check and site auditing fees is between you, as the Client, and the Approved Inspector.
The Approved Inspectors will work with you from serving the Initial Notice to your Local Authority Building Control Department through to the auditing process and conclusion of your build.
The Technical Audit is a function of and forms an important part of the Warranty provision and process. It uses one of our Partnered Approved Inspectors, Assigned Certifiers or specialist Surveyors to review the build as it progresses.
The auditing process for the Warranty is carried out both in the office and through site visits at key stages and/or general inspections throughout the construction phase to enable a Warranty to be issued.
If you are using one of our Partnered Approved Inspectors as your Building Control Body with your agreement, we are able to work with the Approved Inspector to undertake the Warranty Audit requirements we need with regard to the build.
It is possible to review the build and therefore start the Warranty audit process even after the build has started provided you are using one of our Partnered Approved Inspectors.
It is possible for a Warranty Provider to look to offer a Warranty on a completed building. As part of the required underwriting procedure, a Complete House/Structure Survey will need to be undertaken.
The survey being carried out can be compared to a typical Home Buyers Survey or Condition Survey.
The survey itself is based on a single visit to the site.
If finance is involved with your build, then your Lender may require Interim Stage Certificates to allow the release of funds to you. These are sometimes referred to as Architects or Professional Consultants Certificates.
If you are progressing with a Structural Warranty through Build-Zone or Self-Build Zone, we can facilitate this for you on behalf of the Warranty Provider at no additional cost to you.
If finance is involved with your build or you are required to pay your Contractor in stages, then your Lender or your obligations under a construction contract may require Stage Completion Certificates to allow the release of funds to you and ultimately your Contractor.
These are sometimes referred to as Architects or Professional Consultants Certificates.
If you are not progressing with a Structural Warranty we are able to facilitate these for you on the basis of Stage Completion Certificates during the progression of your build or development.
Due to the complexity and requirements of the Building Regulations, there are an increasing number of Environmental requirements which now need to be obtained.
We have collaborated with a number of our Partnered Approved Inspectors to provide our Clients and Customers alike with a bespoke service to provide a New Build Certification Pack which includes the relevant certification and further advice for a standard fee.
The New Build Certification pack satisfies testing requirements of the Approved Documents F, G & L of the Building Regulations and includes:-
Air Pressure Testing
Extractor Fan Testing
Following its initial introduction in 1994, the Construction Design and Management Regulations (commonly known as the CDM Regulations) were updated in April 2007 and again in April 2015.
The Regulations are intended to make it easier for those involved in construction projects to comply with their Health & Safety duties. In 2015, unlike the previous incarnations, the revised Regulations now have a direct effect on how the Self Builder manages their project in terms of Health & Safety and other legal duties (on Domestic Customers) and to help them implement European law.
Through our network of Surveyors and Specialists we are able to facilitate CDM advice and, in some circumstances, they can act for you in this respect.