1. Factsheet

    10 Dec 2021

    Fire and smoke alarms: changes to the law

    The law on fire alarms is changing from February 2022 which means all Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms. Guidance for homeowners on what you need to know.

  2. Consultation paper

    11 Nov 2021

    Building regulations - compliance and enforcement: consultation

    We are seeking views on the development of a new Compliance Plan Manager role within the building standards system which will apply to specific High Risk Building (HRB) types, the definition of these HRBs and the level of fines where work is not carried out in accordance with the regulations.

  3. Consultation paper

    16 Jul 2021

    Building standards (fire safety) - external wall systems: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a ban of the highest risk cladding materials on new buildings and to give further consideration to façade system testing. Any changes will be introduced through amendments to building regulations and supporting guidance in Section 2: fire of the technical handbooks.

  4. Advice and guidance

    29 Nov 2019

    Construction phase handbook

    Guidance for contracting authorities on the construction phase of a built asset project

  5. NEWS

    22 Sep 2019 00:01

    Making homes safer

    £13 million to improve safety standards in social housing.