Building standards: ministerial views

Collection of ministerial views of building standards cases.


The Scottish Courts are responsible for interpreting regulations, but Scottish Ministers have the power to give a view on the extent to which a proposed building or construction complies with the regulations.

If the owner or the verifier considers there is doubt about the extent to which a building or design meets the building standards, they can request a Ministerial view. Each case is treated anonymously in order to preserve the privacy of the applicant.

The following ministerial views are available on this website.

You can find a list of Ministerial views that have been issued since 2005 on our archived website.

You may wish to contact the local authority referred to in any specific view to obtain the project context for the view.



Telephone: 0131 244 6511

Scottish Government Building Standards Division
Almondvale Business Park
Denholm House
West Lothian
EH54 6GA

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