How Does a Building Design Get Building Warrant Approval?

In Scotland it is illegal to begin construction unless a Building Warrant has been granted. A Building Warrant ensures the proposed design complies with the Building Regulations. These cover issues such as; structure, fire safety, heating, ventilation, access, acoustics and energy use.


The Building Warrant is assessed by your local authority and they charge a fee that is directly related to the estimated construction cost of the project. The more expensive the build, the greater the fee. This is a scale of fees for Building Warrant applications charged by all Local Authorities.


This work is detailed and technically challenging and it is not always possible to say how much our fee may cost without first having agreed exactly what you need to achieve.


The services of a Structural Engineer will almost certainly be required at as well.

Architect In The Car

Capital A produce a series of videos called Architect In The Car which discuss issues affecting our work.


This video discusses building warrant and planning applications.

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