A message from Chris Elliott - Head of Planning & Transportation for New Forest District Council
Building Control teams, which work hard to deliver excellent services to their clients and the public, recognise that the following values are important to this process:-
Team work: Utilise all the resources of skill, knowledge and talent whilst recognising the contribution of each individual member of the team.
Quality: By delivering a consistent service designed to meet customer requirements and exceed their expectations.
Health and Safety: Improve standards of health and safety in the built environment.
Efficiency: Ensure the service we provide is both efficient and cost effective.
Impartiality: Apply high standards of professional conduct in dealing with all our customers.
A commitment to these values has helped Local Authority Building Control develop an enviable reputation for approachable, accessible and flexible personnel who are well trained and possess excellent local knowledge. Furthermore, strong relationships with clients, other agencies, professionals and Council Departments facilitate cooperation and help prevent conflicting technical standards being applied.
I believe that Building Control offers variety, responsibility and career development opportunities, which can lead to membership of professional associations such as the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The technical knowledge and public contact involved in Building Control provides a really rewarding and enjoyable challenge.