Building Standards

  • Making a good quality building warrant application

    27th August 2021 by

    We have published guidance on what you need to know to make a quality building warrant application. This post covers the reason for developing new national guidance, a summary of what it covers and what we hope it will achieve. Developing the guidance The compliance plan is one of seven workstreams overseen by the Building...

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  • Seeking views on how digital technologies can transform delivery of the building standards system

    23rd August 2021 by

    The Building Standards Futures Board has confirmed their agreement with our plans for the digital transformation of the building standards system in Scotland. Delivery of this transformation will be done in partnership with industry, and Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS) who represent all of the building standards professionals employed in local authorities. As this...

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  • Making better use of digital technologies

    25th March 2020 by

    A guest post by Frank Doherty, The Highland Council While considering this blogpost, we have entered a period of Global Pandemic, with Coronavirus impacting us all in ways we haven’t seen before. Delivering a Building Standards service has traditionally been a paper and personal contact exercise, so where does this leave us, and how can...

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  • Reshaping the Building Standards System

    13th August 2019 by

    Everyone benefits from well-designed, safe and sustainable buildings, spaces and places. Our built environment contributes a great deal to our quality of life and economic success. However, recent events have demonstrated that we have taken it for granted and this has come at a substantial cost. Building safety The Grenfell Tower Fire in London brought...

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