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Planning and Building Standards

Building Standards and Public Safety

Building Warrants for construction work, Certificates of Completion , Letters of Comfort, inspections and notifications, street names and numbering of properties and sustainable building advice.

For general enquiries and advice, a duty surveyor is available at our Spiersbridge office from 8.45am to 1.00pm, Monday to Friday. No appointment is necessary for general enquiries. For enquiries, or to arrange an appointment about a specific application that has already been made, please contact the surveyor allocated to your application between 8.45am and 1.00pm, Monday to Friday.

From 1st April 2018, East Renfrewshire Council will no longer accept cheques as a payment method for planning and building standards applications


Search or track any building warrant application or notice since the year 2000 and access the building standards register.

For all building projects that require a Building Warrant, costs, time scales and how to apply.

All building construction works (with some exceptions) must comply with the standards prescribed in the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations.

Details of the required inspections for all building works granted a Building Warrant.

Information regarding Dangerous Buildings, Section 89 and Section 50 Notices

All forms available for submission

Building Standards contact, performance and public safety information.

Some historic unauthorised building works may be granted a letter of comfort: what requires a letter of comfort and how to apply.

Advice on how to plan and construct a sustainable building.

Issues concerning numbering and naming, including registering new developments.

Privacy notice - Planning, Building Standards and related applications and enforcement information

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