Cladding Remediation Programme: Single Building Assessment specification

Sets out the methodology for the proper carrying out of a Single Building Assessment (SBA). This forms part of the standards specified in Section 25(1)(c) of the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill and for the carrying out of an Additional Work Assessment (AWA) as specified by Section 26A of the Bill.

Single Building Assessment Technical Specification Document

The Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill (‘the Bill’) was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2024. The purpose of the Bill is to facilitate the delivery of the Cladding Remediation Programme (“the Programme”).

The Programme aims to safeguard residents and owners by addressing the risk to human life that is (directly or indirectly) created or exacerbated by a building’s external wall cladding system, as well as the consequential negative impacts which can currently exist in relation to the buying, selling, and re-mortgaging of relevant flatted residential properties in Scotland. The Programme scope is limited to multi-residential domestic buildings which may include a commercial premises, constructed or refurbished between 1 June 1992 and 1 June 2022, 11 metres and over in height and incorporating a form of external wall cladding system.

Buildings within the Programme with potentially unsafe cladding will be assessed through a Single Building Assessment (SBA), with the Bill giving Scottish Ministers the power to specify the standards to which an SBA must be carried out. Whilst Ministers intend to publish the SBA standards later this year, we are now able to share the technical specification document, expected to form part of these standards, to support ongoing delivery of the Programme and inform stakeholder preparations for its future delivery.



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