The Technical Handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and are available in two volumes, Domestic buildings and Non-domestic buildings.
A summary guide providing details on the main changes introduced to the mandatory standards and associated guidance for 2013 has been published. The changes involve Sections 0, 2, 3, 4 and 7 of the Technical Handbooks.
Errata May 2014 - This publication corrects typographical errors and corrections to the 2013 Technical Handbook editions.
Corrigenda October 2014 - This publication provides a list of corrections to the 2013 Technical Handbook editions.
Section 6 (energy) for 2015 – Revisions to section 6 of the Technical Handbooks, which will come into force on October 2015, are now available. This early publication allows time for industry to become familiar with this next set of guidance.
The previous editions, can be accessed in the tables below. The handbooks published prior to 2009 came into force on the May 1 of the respective year. Referenced Key Documents (refered to within Technical Handbooks, can be found immediately after each section on the list below).
Previous Versions - Complete Handbooks
Older Technical Standards - <2005
Library of Technical Guidance
|Guidance ||Description ||Year of Change |
|Conservatories Guide 2nd edition ||Revised and updated in line with 2010 handbooks. ||2010 |
Conversion of Traditional Buildings
These guides have been published by Historic Scotland.
|Procedural Guidance for Crown Buildings ||Revised and updated including guidance on cells and reference to appropriate fire authorities. ||2010 |
|Procedural Handbook 3rd Edition ||Revised and updated to include information on the local authority performance framework, changes implemented by the Building (Miscellaneous Amendments) |
(Scotland) Regulations 2013 and other general updates.
|Section 7 - Sustainability |