Renfrewshire Council

Building standards

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Renfrewshire Council Building Standards team are providing a reduced service.

We are now conducting site visits and officers can be contacted via email and by telephone: 

Please contact your relevant case officer regarding any site inspection queries and we will work with developers and building owners to ensure that completion certificate submissions will continue to be processed during this time.

Building warrants can still be submitted through the eDevelopment.scot portal and we would request that all payments are made online by debit or credit card as we have limited ability to process cheques. Applications that have previously been submitted via the eDevelopment.scot portal will be processed as normal. If you have submitted a hardcopy application, please speak to your case officer regarding converting this to an e-application.

Although site inspections are now being conducted, we will still accept alternative evidence such as photographs, reports from suitably qualified persons, video, or remote means of conducting site inspections i.e. Skype, Zoom etc, and we will work with developers and building owners to ensure that completion certificate submissions will continue to be processed during this time.

The onus remains on the relevant person to ensure the works are carried out in accordance with the building regulations and the approved plans. Any alternative evidence submitted in support of a completion certificate submission should demonstrate that key health and safety requirements have been met.

At this time we are unable to provide access to documents held under Part 2 of the Building Standards Register i.e approved plans, nor are we conducting face to face office meetings, however where appropriate we can facilitate virtual meetings - please contact your case officer or at bc@renfrewshire.gov.uk for further advice.