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Building Control

Updates on our service due to Coronavirus

Our Building Control team has been has been carrying out inspection visits in the district continually throughout the current difficulties caused by the coronavirus whilst working from home.

Please use the following contacts:-

Please note that these numbers are diverted to our mobile phones and if you are called back then it will be on a withheld number.

Richard Snape - Building Control Manager: 01702 318051
Callum Roberts - Senior Building Control Surveyor: 01702 318055
John Freed - Senior Building Control Surveyor: 01702 318045

Please download the LABC app which allows inspections to be requested online.
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Site Visits

For the foreseeable future, additional hygiene  precautions will need to be taken by those requesting the visits and those attending. Rochford District Council staff will follow any current government and industry guidelines for your safety. Please contact us for more information and stay safe. An individual  risk assessment will need to be made to make a visit in someone’s home.

Please visit our webpages for application forms, fees and payment instructions and use Pay It where possible (Building Control can be found under 'Miscellaneous Payments'). Alternatively contact Calum Connelly for forms etc. to be emailed.

All enquiries and correspondence should be sent to


Please note that the team prioritises its site visits and enquiries relating to them. Surveyors are carrying out site visits  between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Therefore the following target times apply:-

Requests for Completion Certificates on current applications which have had inspections in the last 12 months– 7 working days if all inspection stages have been notified and passed.

Requests for Completion Certificates on non current applications – 14 working days subject to a search of records and all inspection stages have been notified and passed.