Hello, we are Chartered Building Control Surveyors and industry leading experts in Building Regulations. Approved Design is a corporate Approved Inspector, satisfying the government’s rigorous licensing requirements to act as Building Control body and provide Building Regulation standards certification and consultancy across the country.

We work across all sectors and our team of highly qualified, experienced surveyors are passionate about the service we provide and the relationships we build with our clients.




Created in 1997 as one of the industry’s very first Approved Inspectors, offering an independent private sector alternative to Local Authority Building Control. Approved Design was founded on innovation and forward thinking to enhance the customer experience and drive up standards in the built environment. In 2016 we became part of the Stroma Group making us part of one of the largest independent Approved Inspectors in the Country.


‘Helping you achieve compliance in a simple and straight forward manner’

As far as mission statements go, it’s pretty simple.

We believe in helping you achieve safe, sustainable and inclusive buildings through teamwork and innovation, providing value for money and technical excellence that you can rely on.


Approved Design are an established leading national Approved Inspector, meaning that we are licensed by the Construction Industry Council to deliver Building Regulations Approval throughout England and Wales.

We work across all sectors from large multimillion pound commercial projects to small domestic extensions and loft conversions.

Our team are friendly, highly qualified and experienced professionals. We are passionate about the service we provide and the relationships we build withour clients.

  • Concept and Feasibility Advice
  • Pre-application Consultancy
  • Dedicated Project Surveyor as Single Point of Contract
  • Pro-active
  • Detailed Design Guidance
  • Design Appraisals
  • Fire Safety Advice
  • Fire Service Consultation
  • Value Engineering
  • Accessibility Consultancy
  • Supportive of Collaborative Data Sharing Platforms & BIM literate
  • Tailored Inspection Regime
  • Frequent Status Reports
  • Final Certification
Our Services

As a building owner, developer, architect or builder you have a responsibility to ensure that your building complies with the Building Regulations.

By appointing Approved Design you can be assured you are getting the best possible advice in ’HELPING YOU ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE’

So whether your goal is to…

  • Obtain balance between cost, time and quality
  • Deliver inspiring architecture
  • Conserve our built heritage
  • Explore new technology
  • Build soundly

We will help you achieve these objectives whilst complying with statutory requirements.

For more information about our services, to get a quote or to appoint us as your Building Control Body please see our applications page.

Building Compliance – our parent company offer a number of built environment compliance services

Stroma Group Services

Stroma is a market-leader in building sustainability and compliance, with a commitment to excellence, customer service and innovation. Stroma Certification, Stroma Software and Stroma Tech deliver expansive and flexible solutions for the built environment and energy efficiency sectors.

Stroma Tech Building Compliance Services

Stroma Tech’s integrated testing, assessment and consultancy services complement our approved inspector services by supporting clients throughout the development of sustainable, energy efficient and legally compliant buildings. They identify the optimal measures for meeting carbon reduction and energy efficiency targets, whilst also improving occupier comfort levels.

Energy Assessors, Acousticians and Air Tightness Experts

With a network of approved energy assessors, acousticians and air tightness experts, Stroma Tech provide an efficient and cost-effective service for new and existing buildings in the residential, public and commercial sectors.

Building, Construction & Refurbishment

  • Residential Developments
  • Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Assessments & Advice
  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessments
  •  SAP Calculations, PEAs & EPCs – SAP2005, SAP2009 & SAP2012

Commercial Developments

  • BREEAM Assessments & Consultancy (includes BREEAM AP)
  • SBEM & Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) Calculations & EPCs


Supporting Services & Consultancy

  • Overheating & Thermal Comfort Assessments
  • Thermal Bridging Calculations (Ψ – Values)
  • Daylight Simulation
  • Water Efficiency Calculations (Part G)
  • Heat Loss & CIBSE Gain Calculations
  • Pre-Construction Assessments & Consultancy
  •  Flood Risk Assessments
  • Contaminated Land Assessments

Compliance Testing & Consultancy Services

  • Air Tightness Testing & Consultancy
  • Sound Insulation & Acoustic Testing & Consultancy
  • Room Integrity Testing
  • Thermographic Surveying

Property Management Services

  • Energy & Carbon Reduction Services
  • Energy Management & Consultancy
  • ESOS Compliant Energy Audits
  • Level 5 Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM)

Contact Stroma Group

Gareth Robinson on 0114 220 3120 or  g.robinson@stroma.com

Full details of all Stroma Group services at  https://www.stroma.com/




CPD Training

In addition to our Approved Inspector service we also provide Building Standards and Regulation Training and CPD. Examples of subjects covered are:

  • Building Regulation update
  • BS 9999
  • BS 9991
  • Approved Document B
  • Access & Use of Buildings (AD-M & BS 8300)
  • Part L – Conservation of fuel & power
  • Part Q & R


Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can assist.


‘Helping you achieve compliance in a simple and straight forward manner’

As far as mission statements go it’s pretty straight forward.

We believe in helping our clients achieve safe, sustainable and inclusive buildings through teamwork and innovation, providing value for money and technical excellence that they can rely on.

We deliver this by having the very best on our team … that’s where you come in!

We offer a friendly and supportive environment in which our employees can be challenged and grow as professional surveyors. You will have opportunity to work on a varied and exciting portfolio of commercial and residential projects.

Dedication and initiative are rewarded with competitive salaries and generous employee benefits.

Current Vacancies

Want to be part of a highly successful company and have the drive and enthusiasm to join an established market leader?

Positions available for Building Control Surveyors at all levels in;

  • London
  • Midlands

Get in touch for an informal chat with Martin or Steve on 01543 509 456 or forward your C.V. to info@approveddesign.co.uk