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Building Control Inspector Profile

 
Introduction

This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as an Building Control Inspector. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as an Building Control Inspector
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Building Control Inspector Work Information


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Working Duties Expected

Building control surveyors make sure that building regulations are observed in the planning and construction stages of new buildings.

Building regulations are the statutory rules by which buildings are constructed. They cover the depth of the foundations, energy conservation, structural stability, and whether facilities have access for the disabled.

Building control surveyors need to know and interpret these regulations accurately. Although they have the power to reject plans that fail to meet the regulations, they have to be use their professional skill and judgement to offer advice on acceptable solutions to meet statutory requirements.

They make site visits at different stages of construction to ensure that it is being properly carried out.

Hours can vary, but are normally 8.30am or 9am to 5pm. Building control surveyors split their time between the office and site visits, which take place in all sorts of weather, and involve wearing safety equipment such as waterproofs and hard hats.

Building control surveyors should:

• have a logical approach towards problem solving
• be able to understand technical drawings
• have excellent communication skills
• be able to explain technical terms to members of the public.

There are around 5,500 building control surveyors in the UK. Local authorities are the major employers of building control surveyors.

Most direct entrants into the profession have at least two A levels/H grades, or a degree. Building control is frequently a second career for people with training and experience in another construction profession or in civil engineering.

Some entrants combine on-the-job training with day or block release for a BTEC/SQA National Certificate/Diploma or a Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Building Studies. An NVQ/SVQ Level 4 in Building Control is also available.

The bigger local authorities usually have well-established promotion routes to team leader, senior building control officer and up to head of department.

What does the role encounter?

Building control surveyors make sure that building regulations are observed in the planning and construction stages of new buildings.

Building regulations are the statutory rules by which buildings are constructed. They cover the depth of the foundations, energy conservation, structural stability, and whether facilities have access for the disabled.

Building control surveyors need to know and interpret these regulations accurately. Although they have the power to reject plans that fail to meet the regulations, they have to be use their professional skill and judgement to offer advice on acceptable solutions to meet statutory requirements.

They make site visits at different stages of construction to ensure that it is being properly carried out.

Hours can vary, but are normally 8.30am or 9am to 5pm. Building control surveyors split their time between the office and site visits, which take place in all sorts of weather, and involve wearing safety equipment such as waterproofs and hard hats.

Building control surveyors should:

• have a logical approach towards problem solving
• be able to understand technical drawings
• have excellent communication skills
• be able to explain technical terms to members of the public.

There are around 5,500 building control surveyors in the UK. Local authorities are the major employers of building control surveyors.

What type of hours will I have to work?

Hours can vary, but are normally 8.30am or 9am to 5pm. Building control surveyors split their time between the office and site visits, which take place in all sorts of weather, and involve wearing safety equipment such as waterproofs and hard hats.

What level of salary and benefits are there?

These figures are purely for guidance only. Salaries may vary for the area the job is situated in, age, experience along with a host of other factors:

Salaries range from around £14,000 up to £35,000.

Are there similar types of job or related industries?

Yes, this list is not exhaustive but see the following categories:

Architect
Building Technician
Chartered Surveyor
Civil Engineering Technician
Clerk of Works/Site Manager
Construction Supervisor/Manager
Housing Officer
Insurance Surveyor
Refrigeration Engineer
Town Planner.


Other Useful Building Control Inspector Work Information

We have a section available at this site on Building Control Inspector job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.

Locations where we feature Jobs include:-
Aberdeen, Berkshire, Aberdeen, Bath, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Central London, Cheltenham, Cornwall, Coventry, Derby, Devon, Docklands, Dorset, Dundee, Durham, East Midlands, East Sussex, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucester, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Midlands and in various parts of the West Midlands

Details of other Building Control Inspector Jobs can also be found in other UK wide areas including:-
Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Norfolk, North London, North Midlands, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Norwich, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Salisbury, Scotland, Sheffield, Shropshire, Somerset, South East, South London, South Midlands, Southampton, Staffordshire Surrey, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Wales, Warwickshire, West End, West London, West Midlands, Worcestershire, York and throughout Yorkshire.

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