About Us

SHBCC is the Local Authority Building Control service for Surrey Heath Borough Council, and we can provide Building Regulations plan approval throughout England and Wales for our "Registered Partners", which allows us to provide a consistent approach.

SHBCC is part of the largest Building Control Service in England and Wales; with approximately 3,000 Surveyors and a 70% market share across all building sectors, domestic and commercial.

We provide advice and assistance to Architects, Agents, Developers, Builders, members of the General Public and other professionals on matters relating to Building Control

On complex or innovative designs, we offer additional technical consultation using the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) national network. This provides design input relating to structural, acoustic, access and energy conservation matters.

Our extensive local knowledge far exceeds that of other Building Control bodies.

We are a non-profit making service , therefore our surveyors have no vested interest.

We have a close working relationship with the local Planning department, Environmental Health, the local Fire Authority & other statutory bodies; resulting in a reduced response time and if needed a quicker resolution.

Our Approach

We provide a Building Control process the way it should be; fast, helpful, intelligently and impartial.

We can usually provide a same day service for inspection requests booked before 10am. This offers clients peace of mind that a surveyor has regularly visited site throughout the project.

We are client focused, with a responsive, flexible approach to all matters relating to Building Control. We are open to modern methods of construction that may need to be considered to suit each individual's project needs. We do not adopt a bureaucratic approach.

We are happy to provide advice at design stage and at pre-application to try to assist in avoiding any potential issues that could cause delays and costs. We are forward thinking.