Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)

LABSS serve the public interest by bringing together all the building standards expertise, skills and resources from over 500 professionals working across every local authority in Scotland.

Local Authority Building Standards Services in Scotland
Our local authority members work alongside homeowners, designers, professionals in construction and manufacturers providing the regulatory building standards service you can trust. You can have confidence in Local Authority Building Standards Scotland 
National Decisions by way of the Scottish Type Approval Scheme

LABSS operate a central reviewing and assessment group to provide a locus for national decisions including a customer focused national approval system for house builders and developers in support of building warrant applications, and producing real savings in time in the approval process.

A Career in Building Standards - is it for you?
Do you have an interest in buildings or experience in construction? Looking for a career with a good work/life balance? Discover the path your building standards career could take
Your local Building Standards team is here for you - contact information held here

Our national network of surveyors deliver building standards services to you locally. We're impartial and here to protect you and your project.

Help in your Customer Journey in planning your building project
Guidance from the Scottish Government on what you should do if seeking to build. The customer journey explains the building standards system to anyone making home improvements or starting building work.
Advice for you by way of LABSS Information Papers
LABSS seek to provide information and guidance to verifiers, designers and the public. These encompass topics where questions have been asked with respect to the meaning behind particular standards and where potential disputes have arisen both within the building standards profession and in discussions with applicants, relevant persons etc.
Want to develop your skills as a Building Standards Surveyor? Look no further!

A Building Standards Workforce Strategy

The aim of the workforce strategy is to bring to the fore the importance of having the right blend of skills and experience to carry out their role as a verifier, maintaining and building their capacity and capability to deliver a sustainable service into the future.

This strategy is for them and for people who want to join the building standards profession and build a career that makes a positive impact on all of our communities. 


Certification of Design and Construction
Certification supports verification through an optional non-mandatory route for the implementation of building regulations in Scotland and is only relevant to work that requires a building warrant.