Skip to main content

You are here

Resource Library

See the menu tab to the left to find LABSS Information Papers and documents and to find Scottish Government Information on the Building Standards Services in Scotland

Use the search and filter to find the resource you're looking for. Your current filter is displayed below.

Results:120 matching resources - viewing[1 - 10]

LABSS AGM AND CONFERENCE 2018 - SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS - COLIN HIRD BSD

Members
Date of publication:

The attachment contains the full presentation given by Colin Hird

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

LABSS AGM AND CONFERENCE 2018 - SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS - ALAN McAULAY LABSS

Members
Date of publication:

The attachment contains the full presentation given by Alan McAulay

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

LABSS AGM AND CONFERENCE 2018 - SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS - DAVE LATTO SFRS

Members
Date of publication:

The attachment contains the full presentation given by Dave Latto

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

LABSS AGM AND CONFERENCE 2018 - SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS - JIM MCGONIGAL ASTUTE FIRE

Members
Date of publication:

The attachment contains the full presentation given by Jim McGonigal

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

LABSS AGM AND CONFERENCE 2018 - SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS - LORNA STIMPSON LABC

Members
Date of publication:

The attachment contains the full presentation given by Lorna Stimpson

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, External publications, Building Standards Senior Managers

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY REPORT AND FINDINGS - SURVEY FINDINGS

Members
Date of publication:

For full report and synopsis of findings follow the links here of the ​Survey Findings

The report and its recommendations look at communications in relation to the business plan and consider succession planning. The most important reason, of course, to consider new ways of operating is to recognise that we rely on staff to: carry out our missions,; provide services, and meet our organisation's goals.

We need to think about what would happen to those services or our ability to fulfil our mission if a key staff member left.

We need to have a system in place which is: current; meets the needs of the members and customers, and is functional and easily transferable to those coming up and carrying on the objectives of LABSS.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY REPORT AND FINDINGS - SYNOPSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Members
Date of publication:


For full report and synopsis of findings follow the links here of the ​Synopsis Report

The report and its recommendations look at communications in relation to the business plan and consider succession planning. The most important reason, of course, to consider new ways of operating is to recognise that we rely on staff to: carry out our missions,; provide services, and meet our organisation's goals.

We need to think about what would happen to those services or our ability to fulfil our mission if a key staff member left.

We need to have a system in place which is: current; meets the needs of the members and customers, and is functional and easily transferable to those coming up and carrying on the objectives of LABSS.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers

REPORT ON THE ISSUES AND THE OUTCOMES ARISING FROM THE “DEVILS IN THE DETAIL” EVENT ON 28 AUGUST 2017

Members
Date of publication:

LABSS/FMB Industry Awareness of the Building Standards System in Scotland following the Oxgangs School Gable Collapse and the Grenfell Fire Tragedy.

The “Devils in the Detail” Event was held against a background of significant events directly impacting on the Building Standards system in Scotland. The Professor Cole Report on the Edinburgh Schools failures and the very tragic events because of the Grenfell Fire in London. These cases served to emphasise and amplify the needs for compliance in the construction process, an issue which has been highlighted in recent years by the Scottish Government.

Tragic though these events are there was recognition that the building standards system in Scotland is built on solid foundations. However, those charged with ensuring the effectiveness of the system cannot be complacent. Now is the time to build upon Scotland’s robust standards to ensure public confidence is raised.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive

LABC Research into Benefits of Plan Assessment shared with LABSS

Everyone
Date of publication:

Local authorities undertake a formal plan assessment on full plans building regulations applications.  LABC members consider these assessments to be a major contributor in achieving compliance before materials are bought and work begins on site. Therefore, the interventions prevent the wasted time and money costs of correcting faults that would otherwise occur during construction. In terms of relevance to Scotland LABSS would point out that our system is all about pre-emptive approval – you must have approval BEFORE you start the works - this maximises the benefits that LABC highlight in their research findings - a major strength of our system


Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Homeowners, External publications, Large builders, Small builders, Building Standards Senior Managers

EWI Investigation of existing overclad system on timber clad building

Members
Date of publication:

The properties are non-traditional “Weir Timber” house type, 4 apartment semi-detached two storey houses.
The external wall construction comprises l50 x 22mm vertical weatherboarding as the external cladding, on bituminous felt, on 50 x 22mm horizontal timber straps, on 50 x 75 mm studs, 27 mm air space, with 10mm plasterboard insulation, followed by 38mm air space all within the stud, finished internally with 10mm plasterboard lining.
The properties were over clad approx. 25 years ago with an insulated polymer render system. No information on the original works is available.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Technical guides, Building Standards Senior Managers

Pages