Assent and Oculus – A New Era

Assent and Oculus – A New Era
30th April 2019


Assent Building Control have recently completed the acquisition of Oculus Building Consultancy.

Our mutual expertise and distinguished track record will greatly contribute towards expanding our service offering. We believe that together, our companies will step into a new era of success.

“We are excited with the prospect of working with Assent and feel confident that their progressive ethos can drive Oculus Building Consultancy into a new era of growth and opportunity. We believe their high levels of expertise, extensive national reach and commitment to quality will greatly contribute to upscaling our service offering and ensuring our future success.”
Peter Norris
Managing Director, Oculus


2018 was a significant year for Assent Building Control, as they charted record growth. As a result, Assent are now the largest Approved Inspector in England. Over the course of that year, they registered over 18,000 initial notices and registered 14,000 new residential plots which represent over 7% of national house building with an estimated market value of over £630m*.


Through significant investment in innovative technologies and high-quality staff, Assent deliver forward-thinking building control services. In the coming months, Oculus will also take advantage of the support systems that Assent have in place, by adopting the Assent in-house project management system, which gives clients easy access to ongoing projects in real time.

“We are excited by the new acquisition and look forward to forging strong relationships with a highly respected building control service provider. Oculus Building Consultancy operate at the highest level and share many of the same values as Assent, and it is for this reason we see them as an essential part of our future.”
Richard Batte
Assent Co-founder


This acquisition signals a positive, mutually beneficial advancement for Oculus Building Consultancy and all their clients. As a result of the acquisition, Oculus Building Consultancy will now benefit from access to Assent’s unrivalled network of over 120 qualified technical surveyors across more than 50 offices.

This new partnership will strengthen our service offering for new and existing clients across the country.

*Based on government announcement of £500m fund for 11,000 dwellings.–2


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