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Building Standards procedural handbook

Building Standards procedural handbook 3rd edition, version 1.5.

28 Jun 2017
Building Standards procedural handbook

The procedural handbook explains the procedures set by the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

This handbook has no specific legal status, but is designed to aid the practical operation of the procedures dealt with

The 3rd edition of the handbook incorporates legislation changes in:

  • January 2009
  • May 2009
  • October 2010
  • January 2013
  • October 2013
  • July 2017

We also produce supplementary guidance documents that relate closely to the procedural handbook and should be read in conjuction with the 3rd edition:

  • procedural guidance on Certification including information to be submitted with a building warrant application
  • procedural guidance on crown buildings



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