Work which requires a building warrant
You generally need a building warrant if you intend to build, alter, extend or demolish a building. Some types of work are exempt though.
The following document provides some further detail of work that requires a building warrant and also work that may be exempt.
It's an offence to commence work which requires building warrant approval without first obtaining the relevant permission.
The Scottish Government's technical handbooks provide more detail.
Check with us
Always check if you need to apply for a building warrant or satisfy building regulations before starting any work.
You can ask us for advice before submitting an application or starting work:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 01387 260199 or 01776 888417
We can provide written confirmation (often called a letter or comfort) that the work you intend to carry out is exempt from the building regulations or doesn't require a warrant. It costs £175 for a letter confimring an exemption and we'll need some detailed information about the work, contact us to discuss your request.