Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)

Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)

LABSS verifiers in Scotland protect the public interest by delivering public sector expertise to ensure buildings are safe, accessible, dry and warm.

LABSS Information Papers

See LABSS advice on building and product issues when assessing building projects

Scottish Type Approval

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. 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, and producing real savings in time in the approval process.

A Career in Building Standards
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
Why choose LABSS?

LABSS brings together all the building standards expertise, skills and resources from over 500 professionals working across every local authority in Scotland. Our local teams 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 

Customer Journey
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.
Want to develop your skills? 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. 


Local query? Your local team is there for you

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

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.