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Welcome to Approved Inspector Services

Assurance Approvals throughout the UK

Approved Inspector Services Limited (AIS) is a multi-disciplined, independent consultancy providing assurance approvals, compliance engineering and a wide range of expert supporting services for property clients, developers, architects, owners, project managers/teams and contractors in the construction industry.

AIS has developed its reputation over 10 years as a service leader in its field, setting the benchmark for delivery and professional excellence in such sectors as national transport infrastructure, international airports, museums and theatres, hotels, schools, premium retail, office and residential developments.

We have experienced and Chartered Engineers in the fields of building control consultancy and surveying, civil and structural engineering, communications, systems integration, fire engineering, fire protection and control, lift and escalator engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, premises, and accessibility to the built environment. We also provide guidance on infrastructure protection, movement monitoring and structural assessment.

Accreditations and Awards

We are licenced and approved by the Construction Industry Council to deliver full building regulation approval services as an Approved Inspector.

We are accredited by Achilles Link Up to provide services to the UK Rail Sector and our Engineers have been accredited by London Underground to accept works on their behalf.

Our Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and highlights our strong commitment to quality, service and customer excellence.

We are a signatory to the Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code, our environmental performance and management systems are regularly audited and we have achieved Gold status within two years of our membership due to our achievements.

Why AIS?

AIS provides a one stop shop for legislative and standards advice providing expert guidance through building control consultancy, the intricacies of the Building Regulations, Railway and Airport standards and other related legislation.

We provide clear and honest advice with innovative and practical solutions, ensuring your developments are built to be sustainable, compliant and safe without losing its creativeness and uniqueness.

We’ll work with you from the pre-tendering stage right through to completion resolving potential issues in the early stages of the design process saving you time and money, and minimising risk.

Our clients receive a service tailor-made to meet their specific needs and project demands always with added value to ensure successful delivery of their projects.

Our highly experienced and qualified staff provide timely, comprehensive and dedicated support throughout the project lifecycle from initial design support at concept stage right through the various stages up to completion. Working as a team player throughout the whole life of the project and closely with clients, designers and contractors, we ensure our involvement actively contributes towards a successful project.

Our reputation is built on strong long term relationships with our clients and on the way we do business with them. Our Clients value us.

AIS Pocket Guide App

Screenshot: AIS Pocket Guide App homepage

Our 2015 AIS Pocket Guide App is available for IOS and Android, click the badges to download for free from the App Store or Google Play Store. It is full of news, tools and valuable guides on the Building Regulations including the changes to occur shortly. It is also a showcase of our wide ranging work and services.

Latest news

Housing Standards Review

Following the Housing Standards Review Consultation held back in 2013, new technical standards, replacing many of those currently found in Planning Policy guidelines, are now released.  Significant changes to the Building Act 1984 and Building Regulations 2010 are being introduced incorporating these standards into new or amended Approved Documents for G (Water Efficiency), H (Waste Disposal), M (Access) and Q (Security) which become effective from 1st October 2015.     ...

Latest projects

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Creation of an indoor 320 standing and seated Jacobean theatre to complement the world-famous open-air stage.

The outer shell of this theatre already exists to the left of the Globe’s main foyer entrance and it will follow authentic designs and oak timber craftsmanship of the period to create a theatre that Shakespeare would recognise. With two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area, the largely candle lit indoor theatre will inspire a uniquely intimate and intense theatre experience during the winter months.

Photo credit: Allies and Morrison, Shakespeare's Globe

AIS Services: Building Regulation Approvals

Design Team: Allies and Morrison

Status: Completed