22nd August 2019 by alanrodden
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...
13th August 2019 by Stephen Garvin
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...
2nd August 2019 by Stephen Garvin
As Head of Building Standards at the Scottish Government, I’m keenly aware of the need for us to share information about the work of the Building Standards Division. I’m delighted to publish the first post to let you know what to expect to see here in future. Our blog is a place where anyone with...