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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 2013 Domestic Edition or the 2013 Non-Domestic Edition. Alternatively to download a PDF version, please click downloadable handbooks.

House DrawingsAbout Building Standards Map of Scottish Local AuthoritiesLocal Authority Building Standards
Legislative PaperLegislation, Procedures, Views & Relaxations Technical HandbooksTechnical Handbooks & Supporting
Certification Scheme CertificateCertification of Building Regulations

Energy Performance Certificate logoEnergy Performance & Air Conditioning


A Low Carbon Building Standards Strategy - Update 2013