Welcome to Gateway Building Control

About Us

The Team

Originally established by Mike Edwards and Robert Donaghy. The organisation has grown to ten members of staff (from left to right on the photo);

Janette Stevens - Admin Support

Ricky Paterson MCABE - Surveyor

Laura Thorrold - Admin Support

Mike Edwards MRICS - Director and Surveyor

Leigh Mayhew - Operations Manager

Mikey Edwards - Trainee Surveyor

Robert Donaghy BSc (Hons) C.Build.E MCABE FFB - Director and Surveyor

Others not shown in photo;

Tim Nutter MRICS - Consultant Surveyor

Dominic Stott BSc (Hons) ACABE- Surveyor

 Gary Morrell BSc (Hons) MCIOB C. Build E FCABE - Consultant Plan Assessor

What we do

We are a Private Sector Building Control provider offering a professional and client friendly alternative to Local Authority Building Control throughout East Anglia.

All aspects of the Building Control process are covered, from plan assessment to completion certification, with no requirement for the client to have any involvement with the respective Local Authority.

We are also qualified Fire Risk Assessors and undertaken assessments for Council Offices, Waste Recycling Facilities, Transportation Depots, Tourist Attractions and Listed Buildings.


We follow the substantive requirements of the Regulations rather than taking a prescriptive approach allowing you the flexibility to be creative yet still help you to achieve regulatory compliance.

We understand innovation.

The aim of Gateway Building Control is to provide clients with the necessary guidance and assistance to navigate the Building Control process and make it as simple as possible. Whether you are an experienced Architect, Plan Drawer, Contractor or Home Owner, we can give you the gateway to an easy application process and see your project through to a satisfactory completion. We can provide all the necessary advice on how to comply with the statutory requirements of the Building Regulations along with practical common sense guidance on the best way to achieve the building you want.


Construction Industry Council

We are licenced Approved Inspectors for the purpose of the Building Regulations. 

Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Gateway Building Control are registered as a Training Affiliate to the Charted Association of Building Engineers

Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors

Sharing the vision that our service delivers safe, healthy, accessible buildings for current and future generations

Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Robert Donaghy is a full member of the association and carries the designation C.Build E MCABE. Robert also has a First Class Honours Degree in Building Surveying from Anglia Ruskin University.

Ricky Paterson is also designated C.Build E MCABE

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Mike Edwards is a full member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and carries the designation MRICS

Contact Us


Gateway Building Control. Woodlands Business Park, Rougham Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. IP30 9ND


01359 408030


Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm