Guidance and advice

Additional sources of technical guidance

Local guidance

Additional local policies and information used by Midlothian Building Standards are detailed here:

Coal Authority



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.

External links

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.