Building regulations

Advice and guidance

We are taking steps to allow us to continue to deliver our services for the duration of the COVID19 situation. Details of our full position including information on Phase 2 preparations for recommencing site inspections can be found on this page. 

We are no longer operating under business as usual in order to focus on priority and statutory services. The Highland Council is planning for greatly increased staff absence levels over the coming days and weeks. Staff will be working remotely, so capacity and access to our usual systems will be significantly limited. It may therefore take longer to process planning applications, building warrants, and related aspects of the Planning and Building Standards service including customer queries, complaints and public comments during this period. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.


If you are doing building work or home improvements the Building Standards Customer Journey is an easy to follow guide to the Building Standards process.

Policy notes

Our building standards policy notes give customers advice on how we will deal with a variety of issues.

If you need further help, please contact us.

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