A primary aim of an efficient building control service is to make sure that the homes and other buildings that we all live in and visit are safe. To ensure that, we apply the minimum national standards required by the building regulations when checking designs and carrying out inspections of the work in progress. We are also the people who step in to deal with emergency situations when buildings or structures become dangerous.
One aspect we control is the structural stability of new or altered buildings, but we also need to ensure that they are as safe as possible for occupants and firefighters in the event of a fire and to prevent the risk of that fire spreading to another adjacent building.
Health issues are also on our radar and we check for compliance with the rules on ventilation to reduce the risk of condensation and improve indoor air quality. We ensure that buildings are weather resistant and energy efficient and make sure that land is checked for any toxic contamination prior to development.
It’s All Taken Care Of
Amongst other issues under our control are sound insulation between new dwellings, foul and rainwater drainage, the safety of heating and hot water systems, safety of stairs, ramps, and balustrades, and the safety of electrical systems in homes.
So, as you can see, there is a lot for a Hertfordshire Building Control Surveyor to deal with and that’s why we ensure that all our people are properly trained and qualified for the roles they undertake in protecting people.