- 12 Jul 2019
Changes to legislation and guidance for October 2019
Building (Scotland) Act 2003: Sections 4(2) and 4(4) notice relating to guidance documents
Dr Stephen Garvin
Summary of changes to legislation and guidance applicable from 1 October 2019
Building Standards Technical Handbook – Domestic 2019
|Revised and updated handbook - https://www.gov.scot/policies/building-standards/monitoring-improving-building-regulations/|
|Building Standards Technical Handbook – Non-Domestic 2019||Revised and updated handbook - https://www.gov.scot/policies/building-standards/monitoring-improving-building-regulations/|
|Building Standards Technical Handbook – Summary of October 2019 Changes||Summary of the changes made in the 2019 Technical Handbooks - https://www.gov.scot/policies/building-standards/monitoring-improving-building-regulations/|
Building (Scotland) Act 2003: Section 4(2) and 4(4) notice relating to guidance documents
Issue of guidance documents
The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019 No. 210) come into force on 1 October 2019.
Under the provisions of Section 4(1) of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 (the Act), which came into force on 1 May 2005, Scottish Ministers may issue guidance documents for the purposes of providing practical guidance with respect to the requirements of any provision of building regulations and may issue revisions of the whole or any part of any guidance document.
Guidance documents issued under Section 4(1) of the Act take effect in accordance with a notice issued by Scottish Ministers under Section 4(2) of the Act.
This letter, issued on behalf of Scottish Ministers, constitutes such a notice.
From 1 October 2019, the following revised documents are guidance documents for the purpose of building regulations:
- The Scottish Building Standards Technical Handbooks – Domestic 2019; and
- The Scottish Building Standards Technical Handbooks – Non-Domestic 2019
The guidance documents are issued with respect to the provisions of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, as amended to 1 October 2019.
Withdrawal of guidance documents
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