What is a building warrant

Do I Need Planning Permission ScotlandThe thought of altering or extending your home comes with many questions, Do I need planning permission? What is planning permission? What is a building warrant?

Building warrants and planning permissions easily get confused and many people don’t realise you may require both.

What is a building warrant? What is building standards? What is building control?

A building warrant is permission granted by your local council. It details how your project will be constructed which should meet the current building standard regulations.

The building standard regulations are set by Scottish government and apply to the whole of Scotland.

It is a legal requirement to gain permission and the homeowner’s responsibility. If you fail to seek building warrant and carry out works you may be asked to removed or reinstate works you carry out.

You can find out what projects require building warrant using Do I Need Permissions project categories.

Find out the answer to other frequently asked building warrant question on Do I Need Permissions building faq page or take a look at Do I Need Permissions building warrant guide page.

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