Publication - Research and analysis

Building standards - annual verification performance report 2020 to 2021

Published: 15 Sep 2021

Aggregated information on the national level of performance of verifiers on the key performance outcomes of the Building Standards Performance Framework for Verifiers 2021.

Building standards - annual verification performance report 2020 to 2021
Annex A - Annual Data

Annex A - Annual Data

1 Building Warrant Applications

The average number of building warrants and amendments issued in Scotland each year is approximately 42,000. The number of building warrants and amendments issued in Scotland dropped by 11% from average levels during 2020-21 due to Covid-19, (see Chart A).

Chart A: Number of building warrants and amendments issued
Chart A shows the number of building warrants and amendment to building warrants issued, between 2018/19 and 2020/21

2 Completion Certificates

The number of completion certificates accepted each year in Scotland is approximately 48,000. The number of completion certificates has fallen by 26% from average levels during 2020-21 due to Covid-19, (see Chart B).

Chart B: Number of completion certificates accepted
Chart B shows the number of completion certificates accepted, between 2018/19 and 2020/21

3 Value of Works

The building standards services in Scotland verify construction projects with a value of works of approximately £7 billion annually. The value of works in Scotland reduced from average levels during 2020-21 by 14% (see Chart C). Building warrant fees are based on value of works, so fee income levels also reduced during 2020-21 by approximately 9%.

Chart C: Value of works
Chart C shows the total value of works for all building warrants and amendment to building warrants issued, between 2018/19 and 2020/21

Contact

Email: buildingstandards@gov.scot