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Scottish Building Standards

Scottish Building Standards are rules that cover things like making sure building work:

  • is safe
  • complies with building regulations

Read the Building Standards customer journey for an overview of the building standards system for anyone starting building works.

Scottish Building Standards for minor work

If you're doing any type of minor work in your home, like installing a bathroom in your house, it needs to meet Scottish Building Standards.

Even if you do not need a building warrant for the work you are having done, you should still get professional advice to make sure the work meets building regulations.

You should always check with your local council, even if the work is minor.

Scottish Building Standards for work to a building

If you're doing any type of building work that will change things, such as increasing the floor space of your home or changing the structure of the roof, it's likely you'll need to apply to your local council for a Building Warrant.

If you're not sure about Scottish Building Standards

If you're not sure whether you need to apply for a Building Warrant you can ask your local council's Building Standards service.

Aberdeen City Council Aberdeenshire Council Angus Council Argyll and Bute Council Clackmannanshire Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) Dumfries and Galloway Council Dundee City Council East Ayrshire Council East Dunbartonshire Council East Lothian Council East Renfrewshire Council Edinburgh Council Falkirk Council Fife Council Glasgow City Council Highland Council Inverclyde Council Midlothian Council Moray Council North Ayrshire Council North Lanarkshire Council Orkney Islands Council Perth and Kinross Council Renfrewshire Council Scottish Borders Council Shetland Islands Council South Ayrshire Council South Lanarkshire Council Stirling Council West Dunbartonshire Council West Lothian Council


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