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This content is not being updated. The latest Scottish Government policy on building standards can be found on https://beta.gov.scot. Current Building Standards technical handbooks are still in the Technical Guidance section on this website.
Amendments to the building regulations and to the building standards system are made to ensure the aims of the system continue to be met and that the system meets the needs of the people of Scotland. Public consultation is integral to this development process to ensure that a balanced view is taken of the issues involved.
No current consultations.
A list of recent consultations is provided below:
Consultation on funding of The Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register
The purpose of this consultation is to update stakeholders on the current status of the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register (SEPCR), to advise on pending action to amend the statutory fees payable on lodgement of energy performance data and to seek views on the manner in which the register is funded.
The Consultation proposal, responses and the Scottish Government repsonse to the consultation are avaiable on the Consultation Hub.
Building Warrant Fees
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on increasing building warrant and other associated fees to make the building standards system achieve full cost recovery and place it on a sustainable footing for the future.
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that building standards is adequately funded to deliver a system that is accessible, affordable and which provides a high-quality service to those who use it.
Consultation on the introduction of regulatory concessions for huts and bothies in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
Building Standards Review 2015 - in-building physical infrastructure for high speed electronic communications networks
Proposed introduction of a building standards and associated guidance within the building standards Technical Handbooks to implement Article 8 of European Directive 2014/61/EU.
Consultation on Better Regulation - Building Standards Review - 2015
Consultation on the regulations for section 63, Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009
Lower carbon buildings - a review of energy standards and guidance within Scottish building regulations
Review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks (Non Domestic) - Section 2 (Fire) - Consultation Documents
Review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 0 (General) - Consultation Documents
Review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 3 (Environment) and Section 4 (Safety) - Consultation Documents
Review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 7 (Sustainability) - Consultation Documents
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - Recast
Section 63: Energy Performance of existing non domestic buildings: Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009
Introduction of an Energy Performance Certificate Lodgement Transaction Fee
Consultation on Improving Choice in Verification of Building Standards
Consultation on Pedestrian Protective Barrier Guidance Review
Consultation on Sustainability Labelling Within Building Standards
Consultation on improving Compliance with building regulations
Action on Climate Change: Proposals for improving the energy performance of existing non-domestic buildings
Proposed Amendment to the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - A review of standards and guidance in the Technical Handbooks on Section 6: Energy (incorporating minor changes to Section 3: Environment; Ventilation Guidance)
A review of Standards and Guidance in the Technical Handbooks on Section 0: General, Section 3: Environment and Section 4: Safety
A review of Standards and Guidance in the Technical Handbooks on Section 2: Fire
A review of Standards and Guidance in the Technical Handbooks on Section 5: Noise
Proposed amendments to the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - A Review of guidance in the Technical Handbooks on Section 1: Structure
Supporting Assessment Documents
To support the changes to the Technical Handbooks proposed for October 2010, the following additional documents are made available.
Consultation Information Events
BSD hosted an event on the consultation process, proposals, and the next steps post consultation exercise:
Page updated: Monday, February 19, 2018