Registered Building Surveyor’s Inspection Form (post 2 of 2)

by Bregs Blog admin team


The Blog was recently contacted by a Registered Building Surveyor. His letter addressed Minister Phil Hogan’s stated costs for BC(A)R SI.9 at between €1000 and €3000. In addition to a previously posted letter and pdf inspection plan kindly prepared for review by blog readers, we table an additional note and a Draft Inspection Form which is attached also. This is the second part of a two part post. Read previous post here: “A Registered Building Surveyor’s Inspection Plan“.


Post 2: A Registered Building Surveyor’s Inspection Form

Dear BReg Blog,

I have attached a typical Draft Stage Inspection Form, whereby one can complete the project particulars, tick off elements of construction that are carried out correctly, add any comments that may arise, eg non compliance issues can be noted and action stipulated for rectification.

The form can be signed by the assigned certifier, contractor,(even the relevant tradesperson) and ancilliary certifier.

The particular stage inspection Form can be backed up with relevant photographs

This allows for each stage of construction to be signed off by the relevant parties.

In my earlier post I suggested 33 stage inspections, this amounts to a lot of paperwork, but will give peace of mind to both the Assigned Certifiers and their client, subject of course to obtaining an appropriate fee for the professional service carried out.

On another note however Building Control, may not be too impressed with the volume of completion documentation submitted.  Is this the type of back-up information that Building Control the Minister envisaged for his Building Control Departments, which are well under-staffed??

I hope this will give some idea and understanding to the general public intending on carrying out a construction project, with regards to the work which would be carried out by an Assigned Certifier and the responsibility that they take on.


Registered Building Surveyor

Attached PDF Inspection Form: STAGE INSPECTION SHEET


Other posts of interest on the topic of certifiers, certification, inspections and fees:

Registered Building Surveyor’s Inspection Plan (post 1 of 2) – click here

Specialist Certifier 1- Engineer: Questions and Answers – click here

Certifiers call for help! – click here

Practical Post 9: Fees & numbers of inspections? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Practical Post 8: Employees won’t certify? BC(A)R SI.9- click link here

O’Cofaigh: Competitiveness issues & BC(A)R SI.9- click link here

The Engineers Journal: how BC(A)R SI.9 works in practice | BRegs Blog- click link here

Complaint to Minister: Fee fixing & BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here