National Approvals

LABSS is at the forefront of delivering national decisions, offering Scottish Type Approval and other Partnership Schemes that provide a consistent, effective assessment and approval service for designers, developers and contractors. LABSS provides various options for these national discussion and decisions.

STAS
STAS
A customer focused national approval system for house builders and developers. STAS offers approvals of standard building designs prepared by designers and developers of domestic and non-domestic projects in support of building warrant applications
National Approvals CTWG
CTWG
The Consortia Technical Working Group is a customer focused group with a remit to investigate compliance issues within the industry arising from the Building Standards Regulatory process wherever they occur
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding (SFRS)
The MOU provide a working in partnership collaboration with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SRFS).

Scottish Type Approval Scheme (STAS)

STAS provides assessments and approvals of designs of standard buildings that are to be constructed in Scotland. A customer focused national approval system for house builders and developers. STAS offers approvals of standard building designs prepared by designers and developers of domestic and non-domestic projects in support of building warrant applications in Scotland producing real savings in time in the approval process. All Scottish Local Authority verifiers accept STAS approvals.

Dispute Resolution Process

If you disagree with the technical or procedural interpretation that the Building Standards Authority is adopting in the consideration of a building warrant or building project proposal that you have submitted or will require to submit you may request an interpretation through Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS). OR If you disagree with an interpretation that the Building Standards Authority is adopting in the consideration of a building warrant or a building project proposal that you have submitted or will require to submit on an alternative design approach that you are proposing which varies from the Technical Handbooks you may request an interpretation through Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS). This request must be submitted to the Building Standards Authority that is considering your proposal, preferably by email