Building Warrant advice

Before you carry out any building work you should check if you need a building warrant. The technical handbooks cover this in more detail.

Some works that may not need a warrant are

  • new windows
  • replacing features like for like
  • installing thermal insulation
  • balanced flues
  • lining a flue
  • conservatories, porches, greenhouses, car ports and covered areas
  • detached garages and garden sheds.

You can find out more information about doing building works or home improvements by using the Scottish Government's helpful guide.

Further advice

For further advice on large or more complex projects, download and complete the form below.  

Download the form to request building warrant advice

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