Building control

Building control provides services and information about everything related to building and construction work. Before you start any building project, contact us for support and advice.

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the building control team continue to work from home and office locations and can be contacted in the normal manner.

Applications continue to be registered (however we would prefer your application is made electronically).

You must still notify us for any inspection where indicated on your site inspection plan, following the commencement inspection.  Unless you are self-isolating we will undertake all inspections on the same day provided you contact us before 10.00am.

Our services

We offer a wide range of services and expertise, including the following:

  • competent pre-application advice and guidance
  • professionally qualified and experienced surveyors
  • competitive non-profit fees
  • unrivalled expertise across the full range of project types
  • part of a network of local authority building control surveyors throughout England and Wales
  • knowledge of local conditions and close relationships with other local organisations, such as the fire and rescue service.

We will work closely with you to help you achieve building regulations approval from the start. Our surveyors will integrate themselves as part of your team. This may only involve you and your builder for small projects, or a wide team of professionals on larger commercial projects.

Request a site inspection

You can request an inspection of your building works using the online form below.

Make sure you provide the following information: (Available for registered valid applications only) 

  • your name
  • address including postcode
  • building control reference number
  • contact number
  • inspection required
  • date required.

For requests received before 10am on a weekday, inspections will be undertaken on the same day.

You can also call us on 023 8028 5245 or email questions to

Contact details

Contact us if you need to:

  • discuss an application prior to submission
  • discuss a technical matter regarding the Building Regulations
  • arrange for a surveyor to visit your works as they progress
  • report a dangerous building
  • report illegal building work
  • arrange a pre-application visit
  • discuss proposed demolition works
  • get further information about our services.

General enquiries


Phone: 023 8028 5245 (between 8.45am and 4.30pm)


Building Control
New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
Beaulieu Road
SO43 7PA

Building control surveyors

Nick Ford
Team leader, building control 

Peter Jameson

Andy Cooper

Ben Bowkett

Vicky Morris

Bethany Ellis
Trainee building surveyor


Nicky Jewell
Office manager

Sarah Clifford

Submit an application to comply with the Building Regulations 2010.
Tell us about buildings or structures that may pose a risk.
Government legislation that applies to most building projects.
Further information related to building projects.

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