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

The 2019 Technical Handbooks were published on 12 July 2019. The main changes are to the provision for fire safety within Section 2 (Fire) in both the Domestic and Non-domestic Handbooks. These changes form part of the output from the Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety and the 2018 consultation on fire safety. A further change under standard 3.12 introduces provision of ‘Changing Places Toilets’ in larger non-domestic buildings. A number of minor corrections and updating website hyperlinks have also been made.



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