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Building Standards

Scottish Ministers are responsible for creating Building Regulations and preparing technical guidance to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable for all.

The Customer Journey explains the roles and responsibilities of the home owner in relation to the building standards process.  This gives helpful guidance to those who intend to carry out building work and where to seek help.

To obtain a building warrant, please seek assistance from the relevant local authority.  Local authorities administer the Building Standards system and are responsible for granting permission for work to be done (Building Warrant) and for a completed building to be occupied (Completion Certificate).


House Drawings

About Building Standards

Customer Journey for home owners

Map of Scottish Local Authorities Local Authority Building Standards
Legislative Paper Legislation, Procedures, Views & Relaxations Technical Handbooks Technical Handbooks & Supporting
Approved Certifier Registration Mark

Certification of Building Regulations Guidance

How to find an electrician, energy designer, engineer or plumber

Energy Performance Certificate logo Energy Performance & Air Conditioning BSD Section 63 Assessing and improving our existing non-domestic buildings