Building standards

We administer legislation controlling the erection, demolition, conversion, extension and alteration of buildings to safeguard the health and safety of people who use or are around them. We also have an input into the enforcement of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 and the Safety of Sport Grounds Act 1975. 

Our Building Standards Charter is our commitment to customer service  You can download this from the 'Further Information' section.

Our surveyors examine plans and proposals to check that they comply with technical standards. They also assess and initiate action to deal with emergencies under the Dangerous Buildings Procedure.

We also have a Disability Awareness Advisor who specialises in inclusive design and supports the two Access Panels within East Ayrshire.

Building standards register

As verifiers in terms of Section 24 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 we maintain a register of Building Warrants, Completion Certificates and Enforcement Notices. 

The Building Standards Register is split into two parts. Part I contains property data and is available under the 'External Links' section. Part II, which contains supporting documents, specification and plans is available for limited access to interested parties only.

Inclusive design

The British Standards Institute (2005) defines inclusive design as “the design of mainstream products and/or services that are accessible to and usable by as many people as reasonably possible …. without the need for special adaptation or specialised design”.  Inclusive design should be embedded in the design process and is not something that can be tagged on at the end of a project. 

One way of ensuring that your design or service is inclusive is to involve the potential end user at the earliest possible stage in the design process – the earlier the better.

For more information please refer to our Inclusive Design pages

Contact Information

Building Standards
Telephone: 01563 576790
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