Guidance and advice
Additional sources of technical guidance
Additional local policies and information used by Midlothian Building Standards are detailed here:
- Coal Authority leaflet (PDF)
- Coal Authority Mine Entry Disclosure and Inspection Programme (PDF)
- Coal Authority's Mine Entry Inspection Programme FAQs (PDF)
- Access guide - removing barriers, improving access (PDF)
- Inclusive Design
- Protective barriers in existing non-domestic buildings (PDF)
Building Standards Division
The Building Standards Division of the Scottish Government manages Building Standards legislation and guidance documents.
Due to stricter controls, if your proposed work is to a flat, maisonette or a house over 2 storeys in height, the guidance may differ from that for a 1 or 2 storey house.
LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland) is a not-for-profit membership organisation representing Scotland's 32 Local Authority building standards verifiers.
The LABSS Resource Library provides Building Standards surveyors, homeowners, builders, developers, architects, contractors and the wider industry with access to an extensive library of technical guides and FAQs.
To help you though all the stages of the Building Standards system, web links to useful information and guidance have been collected. Please note that Midlothian Building Standards is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.