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Advice and Guidance

The Building Standards Customer Journey is an easy-to-follow guide to the Building Standards process produced by the Scottish Government which explains the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the Building Warrant process.

Additional useful links:

Advanced Notice: Effective from 1 April 2024, the Scottish Government will be introducing an increase in Building Warrant Fees. The changes can be viewed at Building Warrant Fee Increases 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The Scottish Government Building Standards Division has produced a list of FAQs intended to help anyone who is unfamiliar with the building standards system in Scotland. This guidance deals only with the building standards system, you should be aware that other statutory requirements may also apply to the work proposed, such as planning permission, fire safety legislation or licensing legislation.  The summary includes the most commonly questions asked and does not cover every question, so we would encourage you to use the links contained in the text for more detailed information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)