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Approved Inspector Building Control services

Approved Inspectors are companies or individuals authorised under the Building Act 1984 to carry out building control work in England and Wales.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is responsible for deciding all applications for approved inspector status. You can find out more about the CIC's role (including how to apply to become an approved inspector) at the CIC website1.

A list of approved inspectors can be viewed at the Association of Corporate Approved Inspectors (ACAI) website2 or the CIC website3.

The function of approving Approved Inspectors was originally one for the Secretary of State directly.  The (then) Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR) issued a "circular letter4" on 02 July 2001 listing the inspectors approved by the Secretary of State (before the CIC took over this responsibility).

  1. http://www.cic.org.uk/services/register.php
  2. http://www.approvedinspectors.org.uk/
  3. http://www.cic.org.uk/services/register.php
  4. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-building-amendment-regulations-2001-and-the-building-approved-inspectors-etc-amendment-regulations-2001-dtlr-circular-03-2001

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