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Building Control

Opening hours

The Building Control public reception at Cecil Ward Building is open:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

You can also call us on 028 9027 0650 between these times. We are also working remotely. 

Please follow any social distancing guidance when in the office. Do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are self-isolating. 

Building control inspections

We are carrying out all types of inspections including internal inspections of occupied properties.  These may be in person or virtual. 

We cannot carry out in person inspections inside homes where anyone has symptoms of COVID-19 or is self-isolating – please do not request such an inspection if this is the case.

When you request an inspection, we will contact you to arrange a time for your inspection. We will also ask you some COVID-19 related health and safety questions and discuss our social distancing requirements.  For in person inspections you must agree to our social distancing requirements, and if we find this is not the case on site, we will terminate the inspection.

You must give us 24 hours' notice when requesting an inspection. If we cannot facilitate the inspection you will be advised of the next available date. 

To request an inspection, or notify us of inspection stages call us on 028 9027 0650

We aim to respond to general enquiries within two working days, for more complex enquiries we may need up to five working days. 

A building control surveyor will contact you within 24 hours.

You can also call us on 028 9027 0650.

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Contact us

For technical queries email buildingcontroltechnicalenquiry@belfastcity.gov.uk

buildingcontrol@belfastcity.gov.uk

028 9027 0650

Building Control, Ground Floor, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP

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