Building Standards and Public Safety
Building regulations are the minimum standard of construction you need to achieve if you are erecting, altering, extending, converting or demolishing a building. A building warrant is the permission required before you start work, there is a maximum fine of £5,000 if you start work without a warrant.
Some simpler works do not require a building warrant, but the regulations still apply. Please check our Building Warrants and Completion Certificates page for more information.
Use the quick links at the top and menu on the left of this page to find out more about the Building Standards system and the other services provided by the Building Standards & Public Safety Team.
2017 Customer Survey
Pye Tait Consulting is carrying out an independent survey on behalf of the Scottish Government and all 32 local authorities in Scotland. The findings from the survey will be treated confidentially and reported anonymously. You can take part online at www.pyetait.com/buildingstandards2017.