Scottish building regulations and planning permission

The permissions and consent you need before starting building work in your home and how to complete the work properly.

Scottish building standards and regulations

When to get a building warrant for repairs and improvements to your home.

Planning permission in Scotland

When to get planning permission and how to appeal planning decisions.

Before starting building work

Things to check before doing building work in your home.

Finding a trusted builder

Things to check to help you find a reliable builder.

Listed buildings, conservation areas and other restrictions

Planning consents if you live in a listed building or conservation area, and other building restrictions.

Last updated: 20 January 2022

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