Building control returns to the Royal Borough

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Building control is returning as in-house service at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

This service carries out building inspections and checks important features while building work or alterations are taking place in our residents’ homes or commercial premises in the borough. Inspections cover aspects such as the building’s structure and fire safety.

The move will take place on Thursday 1 July following five years as part of the shared Building Control Solutions (BCS) at Wokingham Borough Council.

The decision to bring the service back in-house has been made as the existing building control shared service agreement is ending. 

Councillor David Coppinger, cabinet member for planning, environmental services, and Maidenhead, said: “I am pleased to see the return of building control as an in-house service at the Royal Borough.

“Having a dedicated local service enabling the council to provide support for our residents and businesses can only be beneficial. Some of the team within building control services already oversee building work in our borough, so some residents may be familiar with them already.”

The service will continue to be provided by Wokingham Borough Council until Wednesday 30 June. 

If you do have any questions regarding the building control service, please email building.control@rbwm.gov.uk.