Further information and guidance
Building standards customer charter
View our building standards verification service customer charter for information about the minimum standards of service that we should meet.
Building standards verification service annual performance report
View our building standards verification service annual performance report for information about the service.
National customer survey
View the national customer survey report for Scottish Borders Council.
Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)
LABSS is a membership organisation representing all local authority building standards verifiers in Scotland.
They are dedicated to protecting the public interest delivered by public sector expertise to make sure buildings are safe, accessible, dry and warm.
Visit the LABSS website.
Building Standards Division (BSD)
Scottish Ministers are responsible for creating Building Regulations and preparing technical guidance to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable.
Visit the BSD website.
Building standards customer journey
The Building Standards Division together with local authorities have developed a useful guide for building standards service customers, specifically homeowners, to better understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to the building standards process.
The Building Standards Customer Journey guide can be viewed on the Building Standards Division website.
The LABSS website provides a range of guidance and information relevant to building standards.
The Building Standards Division website contains information on relevant legislation, the Technical Handbooks and supporting guidance.
Building standards do offer pre-application advice for major and complex non-domestic projects. Other applicants seeking advice are directed to the guidance provided on our website and those mentioned above.
If you do not have experience of building or the building standards system it is recommended that you seek advice from an architect, architectural technician, building surveyor or other professional with relevant knowledge.
- The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland maintains a list of its members
- The Royal Institute of British Architects maintains a list of its members
- The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists maintains a list of its members
- The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) maintains a list of its members
- The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) maintains a list of members
Infiltration system guidance
Infiltration systems should be constructed in ground suitable for the treatment and dispersion of waste water discharge from:
- a private waste water treatment plant
- septic tank or
- for the treatment of grey water.
View our infiltration system guidance for assessing ground conditions by percolation test.