New 2019 Technical Handbooks are published in Scotland
The new 2019 Technical handbooks have been published by the Scottish Government. The Building Standards Division are hosting two information events on the changes.
The Handbooks apply to a building warrant submitted on or after 1 October 2019 and to building work which does not require a warrant commenced from that date.
The Building Standards Division are hosting two information events on the technical and procedural changes, in Cambuslang and Inverness. Use the links at the end of this article for more information and to book your place.
The building standards regulations and technical guidance have been created to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable.
Local authorities are responsible for granting permission for work to be done (building warrant) and for a completed building to be occupied (completion certificate).
If you are looking for advice on a specific building project, please contact your local authority, who administer and enforce the Scottish building standards system.
The Customer Journey explains the building standards system to anyone who is making home improvements or starting building work.
Online submission of applications and other related forms to local authorities can be made on the eBuildingStandards.Scot website.