Building standards technical handbooks 2022/23: events and resources

For further information on the 2022/23 building standards technical handbooks.

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Latest news – The June 2023 Technical handbooks are now published.

The consultation in 2021 included a proposal to introduce requirements for electric vehicle charging into building regulations for new buildings and those subject to major renovation.

The Scottish Government response on this element of the review was published in August 2022 and regulations made in November 2022.

Those changes are now introduced as a new standard - 7.2 (Electric vehicle charging) within Section 7 (Sustainability).  In consideration of the deferment of the December 2022 energy standards and the later publication of this new version, the planned date of introduction of 3 April 2023 was amended to 5 June 2023.

Other news – The December 2022 Handbooks are now updated as the February 2023 Handbooks.

This reflects the revised in force date of 1 February 2023. Both volumes are reformatted and a number of small corrections made to text.

Any changes other than small corrections or references are noted on page 2 of each volume.  These changes do not affect compliance of designs progressed under the December 2022 edition.


At present, no events for the June 2023 changes are scheduled. Any sessions will be announced on this page.


A summary presentation on the new standard 7.2 (Electric vehicle charging)  is available below:

The presentations summarising changes to Fire, Energy and Environmental standards are available below:



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