Scotland

Scotland Building Standards

In Scotland, Ministers are responsible for creating Building Regulations and preparing technical guidance to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable for all.

Local authorities administer the Building Standards system and are responsible for granting permission for work to be done (Building Warrant) and for a completed building to be occupied (Completion Certificate).

Technical Handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the building regulations and are available in two volumes, one for domestic buildings and the other for non-domestic buildings.

The Technical Handbooks are split into the following sections and can be accessed here.

Section 0 - General

Section 1 - Structure

Section 2 - Fire

Section 3 - Environment

Section 4 - Safety

Section 5 - Noise

Section 6 - Energy

Section 7 - Sustainability