Chartered Building Engineers & Building Control Approver

The Company

Who are we?

We are Chartered Building Engineers and Registered Building Control Approver (RBCA) or (BCA) with our professionals referred to as Registered Building Inspectors (RBI) relevant to the RBI Class of work. We aim to offer a competitive and unified approach to project compliance with Building Regulations whilst ensuring we maintain the correct level of performance. The Building Control Approvers service is a focused, single company approach, created by government to provide a simplified and direct alternative to the many fragmented Local Authority’s and their individual systems with differing service levels and regulatory interpretations. We work alongside you to ensure a consistent level of interpretation, compliance, performance and support. 

For larger Clients, we operate nationally and in the capital. Projects will have one centralised interpretation and one company system. 

We are an accredited Quality Managed Company, approved under QMS ISO 9001 : 2015 standards. Quality Management recognises a company that is professionally managed, with standards, ethics and best practice. BCP has held such an accreditation for over 15 years working to QMS ISO 9001:2015. We are registered with the Heath and Safety Executive, The Building Safety Regulator, The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, The Association of Building Control Approvers, The Chartered Institute of Building and more…

Notable Company Standards

A Chartered company, professional, independent and ethical.

Many years in business, financially stable.

Many years accredited with the Quality Management award.

Members of The Association of Building Control Approver (ABCA).

Insurance cover up to 5 million.

London, Southern and Northern offices.

Experienced, practical Registered Building Inspectors (RBI) and Technical support.

Regulated and licensed by the The Building Safety Regulator,.

Members of many professional bodies.

Registered Building Control Approver

Buildings are expected to be safe, healthy and energy efficient. The Government provides the Construction industry with a framework of standards to carry such policies into practice. These are referred to as the Building Regulations with their companion guidance, the Approved Documents. Together these form the starting point, a common standard for designers and contractors. The Building Safety Regulator registers experienced and qualified professionals to oversee the industries commitment to these regulations and standards. The term Registered Building Control Approver (RBCA) or Building Control Approver (BCA) is used to refer to such organisations, BCP is registered to provide an independent service of Building Control. Additionally, we are Chartered Building Engineers and hold QMS 9001 : 2015 accreditation.

A Registered Building Control Approver has a statutory function defined in The Building Act 1984 and The Approved Inspector Regulations (as amended) to oversee the implementation of the Building Regulations by the construction industry. Therefore, whilst engaged by a Client we are limited in scope to this statutory function which focuses specifically on the overall arrangements and procedures being sufficient and being maintained in place, so as to ensure those responsible for compliance, usually the Client and or the Contractor, are exercising reasonable skill and care in complying with the Building Regulations.

What We Are Not

We are not in a role of commenting on quality control, non-regulatory issues, design matters, associated legislation, neighbour  or boundary disputes, planning permission or acting in the capacity of a general engineer, surveyor or Clerk of Works for the Client and or Contractor. 

We must remain independent of the design process, it is for the Client Side Design Team and Contractor to ensure compliance with the regulations not the Registered Building Control Approver. We will comment on what we see if it does not, in our opinion, comply with the Regulations. However, we cannot guarantee compliance as we simply do not have enough of an intimate relationship with the projects development and construction to have such role.

Complaints and or Concerns

We are regulated by the Heath and Safety Executive, The Building Safety Regulator. In cases of gross professional misconduct there is a procedure for complaint, learn more on the Complaints page. 


We are professionally and financially independent of any project, learn more on the Conflict of Interest page. 

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