Welcome to Ashford Borough Council Building Control

Contact details

Address: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL
Main switch: 01233 331 111
Fax: 01233 330 682
Website: www.ashford.gov.uk/buildingcontrol

Key contacts

David Harrison MRICS, C.Build E MCABE, MCMi
Building Control and Quality Place Making Manager
Direct dial: 01233 330 275
Email: david.harrison@ashford.gov.uk

Richard Alderton
Contact for DTA Head of Planning and Development
Direct dial: 01233 330 239
Email: richard.alderton@ashford.gov.uk

What we do

Ashford Building Control not only provides an excellent Building Control service but also a suite of complementary services supporting the wider design and construction process.

Our discretionary services offered include:

  • iSBEM design/assessments and consultancy advice
  • BREEAM assessments
  • SAP design/assessments and EPC lodgement
  • Code for Sustainable Homes Assessors
  • Party Wall Surveying
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Disabled Access Audits
  • Design and Project Management

The Building Control Section is located within the Civic Centre and forms part of the Planning and Development Unit of the Borough Council. The Council has provided a competitive Building Control Service since 1985 which is accredited to ISO 9001 2008.

The Section consists of ten building control surveyors, a consultant structural engineer and two technical support officers. The section is also able to call upon additional resources throughout the council giving specialist advice on drainage matters, environmental health and contamination issues.

The Building Control Section's quality policy is:

"All staff within Ashford Building Control will strive to continually improve, develop and retain a customer orientated service of a quality our clients demand, consistent with our professional standards and ethics. Greater efficiency through our commitment to quality will mean achievement of satisfaction for customers. We constantly seek our customer's views on the service we provide, these are reviewed at our staff meetings."