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  - Surveyor

Laura Thorrold - Admin Support

Mike Edwards - Director and Surveyor

Leigh Mayhew - Operations Manager

Mikey Edwards - Trainee Surveyor

Robert Donaghy BSc (Hons)  - Director and Surveyor

Others not shown in photo;

Tim Nutter  - Consultant Surveyor

Dominic Stott BSc (Hons) - Surveyor

 Gary Morrell BSc (Hons)  - Consultant Plan Assessor

Emma Garwood - Customer Contact & Regulation 17 Coordinator

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

Contact Us


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


01359 408030


Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

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