Building Standards

Scottish Ministers are responsible for creating Building Regulations and preparing technical guidance to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable for all.

Local Authorities administer the Building Standards system and are responsible for granting permission for work to be done (Building Warrant) and for a completed building to be occupied (Completion Certificate).

To view the latest on line issue of the handbooks please click on these links for either the 2015 Domestic Edition or the 2015 Non-Domestic Edition. Alternatively to download a PDF version, please click downloadable handbooks.

House Drawings About Building Standards Map of Scottish Local Authorities Local Authority Building Standards
Legislative Paper Legislation, Procedures, Views & Relaxations Technical Handbooks Technical Handbooks & Supporting
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Certification of Building Regulations Guidance

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