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Important Information for our Customers


26 August 2020 - site visits
After successfully adapting our service to enable our team to work from home since the outbreak of the Coronavirus we are pleased to confirm we have now been carrying out onsite visits for the majority of building project for almost two months. However, where this is not practical or safe, we continue to carry out virtual inspections using mobile technology. 

The health and safety of our staff and customers remains our priority and our surveyors are fully equipped with relevant PPE when making site visits and are mindful of current government guidance. Please call us in the usual way to book your inspection and your surveyor will agree with you how this will be carried out.

There are no current plans for our team to return to the office hubs and we continue to work from home, so please do not call into the council offices. However, we are contactable in the usual way during office hours to answer any queries and applications are being processed and checked as normal. We have also put together some common Q&As which you may find useful.

Our structural warranty Partners, LABC Warranty's surveyors are also making on-site inspections for new homes and commercial buildings where it is safe to do so, whilst continuing to record virtual site visits where this is not possible.


Collaborative, reliable, experienced

Southern Building Control Partnership brings together the combined experience and professional expertise of three established Local Authority Building Control (LABC) teams based in Dorking and Oxted, Surrey.  The Partnership was set up in 2017 when the Building Control staff at Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead and Tandridge Councils joined together to form an LABC shared service.

Our aim is to work with you and support you through the Building Control process from concept to successful completion, making it as simple and straightforward as possible and ensuring your project complies with the Building Regulations.

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  • "Dear Rob, thank you to you and your colleagues at Southern BCP for all your help. It has been a pleasure to deal with such a helpful and professional organisation. From my first call to your office everyone I have spoken to and the surveyors who have visited have been most pleasant and keen to offer sound advice."

    Mr Cordier, Reigate

  • "Thank you for turning this around so quickly Harry. It has been incredibly easy and very pleasant working with you on this project and we are very grateful for that."

    Mr S. Woldingham

  • "Helen was great! She was helpful and we looked forward to her visits. Thank you."

    Mrs E, Reigate

  • "I would just like to say that you have been a pleasure to work with on this project. Your communication has been excellent and advice has always been helpful and proactive. We would gladly recommend SBCP to any of our clients that are in the area."

    Kevin Clarke, KJC Architects Ltd

  • "Glyn thank you very much. I am conscious how much of a challenge this project has been so thank you for your integrity and patience."

    Russell and Sherrie Handley

  • "...thank you also for your time & helpful comments during the course of our extension works, invaluable in overcoming issues in advance. From our point of view far better to be proactive in problem solving rather than reactive."

    Steve Rowe

  • "Extended Design Architects has a superb relationship with Building Control. The quick turnaround time of applications is a great selling point to our clients and to always have somebody to answer our queries is vital when projects are on site. The team are always looking for ways to improve their services which just adds to the reasons why we would highly recommend using them."

    David Synge, Director, Extended Design Architects

  • "Over the last 20 years we have built up an excellent relationship with the building control team, working on projects from small extensions to multi-million pound builds. Their technical competence and expertise is unrivalled. Same day site visits are never a problem and their willingness to offer advice on projects at pre-commencement stage as well as on site has been invaluable to us."

    Murtha Kavanagh, Director, Kavbro Build Ltd

  • "Our Building Control Partnership has been of great benefit to Scandia-Hus. The team provides a friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service. The experienced inspectors have a wealth of knowledge and are very approachable. The team understand our product and systems, and so any issues can be resolved quickly which is a significant advantage to our customers."

    Derek Dawson, Managing Director, Scandia-Hus Limited