Read about Assent's journey so far, including details about the acquisitions we've made to date

Our History

Building Control has been at the heart of what we do since we were founded in 2005; however, as the built environment continues to evolve, so do building regulations and the requirements of our clients.

Through the acquisitions of Oculus Building Consultancy and LB Building Control in 2017, Assent has expanded to become a multi-licenced business, providing both continuity and resilience for our clients.  Operating as part of the Assent group of businesses, with integrated technology systems and processes, these businesses support the growth of our network by providing specialist areas of expertise and expansion of our geographic coverage.

In 2022 Assent acquired leading fire safety training provider Xact Consultancy & Training Limited. This enables us to provide high-quality training and qualifications in Fire safety to the Fire Service, Fire Risk Assessors and Building users (duty holders).

We continue to develop our range of complimentary compliance and safety solutions, delivering expert technical advice and support across the built environment.

Assent Services

Timeline of Key Dates

Established in 2005, Assent has successfully achieved expansion through organic growth and key acquisitions.  Our group of businesses offer our clients a wide range of services for the built environment, including Building Control, Fire Engineering, and Fire Safety Training and Qualifications.


Learn about the Assent group's Vision & Values

Vision & Values


Assent's Wakefield Office provided Building Control services on the Haribo Production building in Castleford. (Our project manager) was organised with the Building Control matrix we asked them to produce and (was) always available to speak to on the phone or meeting on site to discuss any issues.

Chris Sheard - The Harris Partnership

In our experience, Assent provide a professional and pleasant service as part of the design and construction team. They offer a pragmatic and proactive approach to Building Contol compliance.

David Firth - Sir Robert McAlpine LTD

Working with Angela Davey (Southampton Office) is always a great pleasure. She is not only highly knowledgeable around the subject of building regulations but she is able to apply it in the most pragmatic of ways, giving first-class advice... The service that Angela provides makes Assent our go-to Approved Inspectors without hesitation.

Design Engine Architects LTD

Fantastic response from Assent. In particular it was a pleasure to deal with Baldeep (Birdi, London Central Office). Inspectors came at request in as little as the following day. They came under short notice which prompted us to keep working without delay. Will use again and highly recommend

Ditmir Hasani

The building inspector was extremely polite and conducted his work in a professional manner. He followed up on all issues identified and ensured the construction company rectified any faults found. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone considering similar work.

Eastern Frames UK LTD

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