BBS Building Control was based in London, the South East and South West. They were formerly part of the BBS Group alongside BBS Environmental and BBS Site Services. In 2015, BBS Group (including BBS Building Control) became part of the Stroma Group. Subsequently, BBS Building Control underwent an integration process with two other Approved Inspectors: Approved Design Consultancy and Greendoor Building Control. This created Stroma Building Control in Autumn 2018.

BBS Building Control is now Stroma Building Control

BBS Building Control enjoyed a strong reputation in the South of England. In particular, they developed a large client base in the residential sector alongside their sister company BBS Environmental (now part of Stroma Tech). All previous BBS offices now form part of Stroma Building Control’s nationwide coverage (including Truro, Tunbridge Wells, Petts Wood, Colchester, Windsor and Rugby).

The company was formed by Nigel Barr and Paul Boyce, who joined the Stroma Building Control board to help lead the integration of the three Approved Inspectors. The legacy built by Nigel and Paul is carried forward by our Board Director, Adam Jarvis; our Associate Director, Matt Potts and the many members of the surveying and admin teams who now form part of Stroma Building Control.


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The History of BBS Building Control

BBS Building Control Limited was a Corporate Approved Inspector, approved by the Construction Industry Council to check schemes for compliance with the Building Regulations.

As an Approved Inspector, they removed the need for Local Authority Building Control from a construction scheme. Their client-focused services included early design advice, detailed plan and structural checking and site inspections tailored to each individual project’s construction programme.

The Company was formed in 2001 and became one of the largest Approved Inspectors in England and Wales by 2016. Operating through a network of offices, they employed fully qualified staff with extensive experience of all building types, both residential and commercial. The hallmark of BBS Building Control was to provide a consistent approach wherever the scheme was located.

Strong Client Relationships

Key to the BBS Building Control service was a strong relationship with their clients. Here are a few examples of good feedback they received following completed project work.

“We have been using BBS Building Control, for many years, for all our construction projects. The fees are fair and accurate with a quick quotation process. The inspectors are easy to work with and can easily be communicated with which is imperative at all times.” Tyrone Kousaris BSc (Hons), Detailed Planning Limited

“I am the Managing Director of several construction companies. Over the years, I have used and recommended BBS for Building Control and the many other services they offer the construction industry. I find their surveyors, and Head Office staff conduct themselves in a very professional manor. They are always keen to help, advise and move the job forward. Also, the administration team never fail to give me good advice and point me in the right direction. I am delighted to be working with such a great team of very dedicated and professional people.” Terry Wilson, Wilson Architectural Building Designs

“As a local construction company using a Building Control company who are attentive and responsive is important to us as it has an impact on our reputation as a business. We have been using BBS for over 7 years and not, to this date, experienced any problems. They are prompt, consistent and extremely particular to detail. The surveyors and office staff are always more than helpful and are always contactable, we shall continue to use their services and highly recommend them.” Sharlene Gover, Encompass London


The future as Stroma Building Control

BBS Building Control continues to this day as part of Stroma Building Control. Please complete our online form to request a quote for your project.




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