Building Standards

Please note that the Building Standards Service will close at 4pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 3 January 2019

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The purpose of Building Standards is to ensure that building work on both new and existing buildings meet reasonable standards.  The intention of the standards is to:-

  • Secure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in and around buildings.
  • Further the conservation of fuel and power
  • Further the achievement of sustainable development.

We fulfill two roles in this context:

  • Firstly as verifier to protect the public interest where applications for Building Warrant to construct, alter, extend, convert, provide services, fittings or equipment to buildings or demolish buildings have been or about to be made.
  • Secondly to enforce building legislation in respect of building work carried out without approval and to ensure public safety in respect of dangerous and defective buildings through enforcement processes.


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Electronic submission of applications for building warrants and other related forms, such as completion certificates are now possible through a national portal.  It also enables multiple site users to collaborate in producing any single application online.

Online applications are simple, save applicants time and money and will be delivered to us swiftly, enabling us to start considering applications sooner. will access, through the home page, a new single landing page leading to both the new eBuilding Standards service and also to the ePlanning service.


There is a single login process, so if you are already registered on, you will be able to use the same login details for More information is available in the eBuildingstandards flyer.

Architects and Agents Forum Meetings 

Building Standards Service host bi-annual forum meetings with our local Architects, please find details of our most current feedback and questionnaires below.

Feedback Form Results - October 2017

Survey Results - October 2017