Technical Handbooks


The Technical Handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and are available for Domestic buildings and for Non-domestic buildings.

2010 Technical Handbook PDFs

Updates to the Technical Handbooks (Domestic and Non-Domestic) have been published – 1 June 2016. The changes include: new standard (4.14) and guidance on in-building physical infrastructure for high-speed electronic communications networks (broadband) – these come into effect when building warrants are applied for after 31 December 2016; and revised references for protection from radon gas (3.2) – these come into effect from 1 June 2016.



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