Building Standards Compliance and Fire Safety – a consultation on making Scotland’s buildings safer for people
This consultation seeks to obtain the views and opinions of stakeholders on a review of building and fire safety regulatory frameworks in order to help ensure the safety of people in and around Scotland’s buildings.
The consultation covers two main areas, as follows:
- The first part relates to the roles and responsibilities of people verifying, inspecting and certifying building work and strengthening enforcement of and compliance with building regulations.
- The second part of the consultation covers specific fire safety standards relating to external cladding and cavities, escape, the provision of sprinklers and finally, the proposal for a "central hub" for verifying complex fire engineered solutions.
The consultation can be accessed at https://consult.gov.scot/local-government-and-communities/compliance-and-enforcement-and-fire-safety. We are inviting responses to this consultation by 26 September 2018.
Review of Energy Standards: ‘Call for Evidence’
A review of the energy standards of the Scottish Building Regulations has commenced.
This review is considering the next steps to further enhance the energy performance of buildings and contribute to greenhouse gas abatement targets set under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
The first stage of this review is to consider the effectiveness and impact that the 2015 energy standards, and the supporting guidance, had, or continues to have, on industry in delivering energy efficient buildings. Feedback received through this call for evidence will be considered in the next stage of the review.
The consultation can be accessed at https://consult.gov.scot/local-government-and-communities/building-standards-energy/. We are inviting responses to this consultation by 14 September 2018.