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Building Regulations - Arrangements for Site Inspection Notifications and Plan Checking

We have reviewed our current inspection arrangements for works under construction. This is as a result of the Government’s announcement of measures to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

You will have received your project specific site log. This indicates the inspection stages that you should notify us of during construction. Please ensure that you notify us at commencement and all other inspection stages. Please get in contact on 01872 224792 if you need a further copy of this or more information.

Please continue to notify us of each inspection stage:

Please include a phone number in the email so that we can make contact with you about the visit.

We will ask whether anyone at the site is self-isolating or has COVID symptoms. External works and unoccupied building inspections continue following social distancing measures.

Inspections of occupied buildings will need to be carried out by:

  • Remote video technology
  • And/or photographs

Subject to agreement from our Surveyor.

Remote working continues for all staff and plan checking services continue as normal.

Contact via direct phone numbers is limited so please email or call 01872 224792


Building Control App

You can now book your inspections through the LABC App. Please visit Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the free app.

You will only need to fill in your details on the app once. You can then use the boxes provided to let us know where and when you would like an inspection.

The app also has a link to call us directly.

For more information visit

Submitting Paper Applications by Post

We would like to make you aware that during the current Covid 19 situation, none of the local area offices are taking in post (either hand delivered or delivered by Royal Mail)

If you are unable to submit your application electronically, then please send to:

Cornwall Council - Building Control
PO BOX 676

Thank you for your co-operation during this difficult time.

LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020

Watch our South West winners and highly commended video!

With a short introduction by LABC Chief Executive Lorna Stimpson:


Winner: Best Individual New Home

The Hide, Bude, Cornwall

  • Project Team: M & J Builders, The Bazeley Partnership, Rob Colwill
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Winner: Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development

Daffodil Fields, Goldsithney, Penzance

  • Project Team: 3MS Construction, Laurence Associates, LiveWest Homes
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Winner: Best Public Service or Educational Building

RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station, Newlyn, Penzance

  • Project Team:
    • Symons Construction
    • Studio Four Architects
    • RNLI
    • Marbas
    • TNG Consulting Engineers
    • Slade Parry
    • M-Safe
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Highly Commended: Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Dwelling

Polgreen Manor, Cornwall

  • Project Team:
    • P Chapman Construction
    • CSA Architects
    • Paul Baker
    • Millard & Flo
    • Airey & Coles Consulting Engineers
    • Sam Ovens Landscapes
    • The Main Company
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Highly Commended: Best Individual New Home

The Fort, Wadebridge, Cornwall

  • Project Team: Classic Builders (South West), The Bazeley Partnership, M Smith
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Highly Commended: LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year

Alan Rule, Robertson Developments Ltd

  • Site Name: Park an Daras Helston

Highly Commended: Best Small Commercial Project  

Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall

  • Project Team: FMW Construction, The Bazeley Partnership, Carbis Bay Hotel
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Highly Commended: Best Large Commercial Project  

Tolvaddon House, Tolvaddon Business Park, Camborne

  • Project Team: Brady Construction Services, PBWC Architects, LiveWest Homes, MBA Consulting, Randall Simmons
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

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Registered Construction Details

The LABC has launched a suite of 250 Registered Construction Details (RCDs). This is to help you combat the problem of cold bridging in construction. This will minimise heat loss through the weak junction points in a building’s outer envelope. 

Site inspections

We are focusing on providing our customers with excellent customer service.  Aiming to provide you with a stress free Building Control experience.  Processing your application in an efficient and reliable manner. 

To help us to achieve this, we have changed how you book your site inspection. Please now contact us before 5pm on the day before you would like the inspection.

Tel: 01872 224792, option 1
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