A valuable resource to learn about and find private sector building control
Approved Inspectors in England and Wales.

Who are we?

ACAI is the voice of Private Sector Building Control 


Joining the ACAI is a fantastic way to interact with other Approved Inspectors and become involved with promoting the industry and helping to shape building control policy.

What is Building Control?

Building Control is a critical process where construction is checked by highly skilled building surveyors to ensure buildings are safe, accessible, secure and thermally efficient by meeting government set Building Regulations.

What is an Approved Inspector?

Approved Inspectors are private sector companies and individuals that check your plans and carry-out site inspections to check compliance with the Building Regulations. Approved Inspectors can be used instead of the local authority.

Why should I use an Approved Inspector?

Approved Inspectors are commercially aware and highly skilled surveyors that provide a proactive and customer focused building control service for all types of project across England and Wales.

Latest News

The case for “Hackitt Plus”

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has rightly caused the building and construction industry to wake up to the regulatory challenges that have been overlooked for too long.  However, the Hackitt Review’s various recommendations must be viewed on their own merit. While the...

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Hackitt Update

First of all I must apologise for the apparent lack of news since the EGM. Please be assured that the wider executive and the smaller Hackitt response group, comprising of myself, Diane Marshall and Paul Timmins, have been working extremely hard on behalf of all ACAI...

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