How we assess applications
All functional standards which must be met if a building is to be considered as meeting the requirements of The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Some standards apply to all building types and some are more specific to certain situations. Policy statements set out the functional requirements that a building must reach. The guidance contained in the technical handbook supports these policies, and demonstrates ways in which most buildings may comply.
There is no obligation to follow the policy guidance. Our officers must interpret the functional standards and their purpose in order to allow them to assess an application for a building warrant.