ERG Scotland is Council’s first eBuilding customer
A business with bases in Invergordon and Inverness was the first customer of Highland Council’s new eBuilding Standards portal which went live on 24 August.
Councillor Audrey Sinclair, Chair of the Council’s Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee recently visited ERG Scotland Ltd at their Inverness office to find out how they experienced using the Council’s new online eBuilding Standards Service.
Andrew Lynn, ERG’s Architectural Technician who submitted the first application said: “I found the process of submitting a building standards application online through the eBuilding portal, much easier than the old method and can see many benefits of the system which are saving us time and effort immediately.”
ERG (Scotland) Managing Director, Ian Joy said: “The new portal is already proving helpful to our company making the application process easier and improving the overall benefits to our Conservatory Building Division.”
Councillor Sinclair said: “I am very pleased to hear the positive initial feedback from ERG Scotland about their experience of using the eBuilding Standards portal. Early indications are that the portal is proving popular especially with how quickly a Completion Certificate can be issued electronically. In the first three weeks of the portal going live, the number of building standards submissions to the Council received online was 460 out of a total of 573 received in total. Those received online therefore represent 80% of all building standards submissions to the Council during this period.”
The eBuilding Standards Service allows customers to submit all Building Standards applications to Highland Council electronically in the same way customers can already make planning applications electronically using ePlanning.
To access the new eBuildingStandards.scot Service, customers need to create an account on eDevelopment.scot – both the ePlanning and eBuilding Standards Portals are both accessible from eDevelopment.scot with one set of login details.
If customers already have an ePlanning.scot account and login details, they can use these login details to access the new eBuildingStandards.scot portal.
For further details on the new eBuildingStandards.scot service visit the Highland Council’s Building Standards web pages.