Working with our European partners
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 representing...
Fire Safety Standards – latest changes
1st November 2019 by Stephen Garvin
As a result of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 reviews of fire safety measures affecting multi storey buildings was undertaken. The Building Standards Division have played a significant part in this process implementing new measures designed to increase safety for building occupants and assist the fire and rescue services when implementing...
Guidance Changes in the Building Standards Procedural Handbook
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 in a building project. The...
Refreshing the Building Standards Procedural Handbook
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...
Reshaping the Building Standards System
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...
Welcome to the Building Standards Blog
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...