27th March 2023 by Simon Moore
Today, we have published the first edition of the Building Standards Enforcement Handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance for local authorities responsible for enforcement under the Building (Scotland) Act 2003.
20th May 2022 by Simon Moore
The survey enables customers of the building standards service to provide feedback on the customer service received.
14th December 2021 by Simon Moore
The building regulations compliance and enforcement consultation is now open for your views on the development of a new Compliance Plan Manger role.
6th October 2021 by Simon Moore
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 National Customer Satisfaction Survey is live. Now in its eighth year, the purpose of the annual survey of users of the local authority building standards service is to obtain nationally consistent customer satisfaction data across all 32 local authorities in Scotland. The data enables a comparison analysis...
27th August 2021 by Simon Moore
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...
8th October 2020 by Simon Moore
We are pleased to announce that the 2020 National Customer Satisfaction Survey is live. Now in its seventh year, the purpose of the annual survey of users of the local authority building standards service, is to obtain nationally consistent customer satisfaction data across all 32 local authorities in Scotland and to enable comparison analysis between...
3rd August 2020 by Michelle Williamson
A guest post by Laura Shanks from Stirling Council’s Building Standards Team Remote Verification Inspection? This is the prominent question that triggers the most discussion within our building standards team. In recent months our team determined that Remote Verification Inspection (RVI) would be a real time virtual inspection arranged and determined by the case officer,...
19th November 2019 by Michelle Williamson
A post from Ken Craig in the Procedures and Verification Team I attended the two day Consortium of European Building Control (CEBC) conference in Brussels on 14 and 15 October 2019. This was a landmark event as it was the Consortium’s 60th business meeting. CEBC consists of member organisations both public and private sectors...
1st October 2019 by Alan Rodden
The updated Building Standards Procedural Handbook is published on the Scottish Government website. Version 1.6 of the 3rd edition is the version to be used from 1 October 2019. This post covers the main guidance changes. Roles and responsibilities We have strengthened guidance on roles and responsibilities of people involved...
22nd August 2019 by Alan Rodden
Guidance on the building standards system for all Most regular users of the building standards system will be familiar with the technical standards and guidance set out in the Technical Handbooks (or “building regs” as most refer to them). The Procedural Handbook provides guidance on all aspects of the building standards system from the building...