The Scottish Government's Building Standards Division recently published the new 2019 editions of the Technical Handbooks. These apply to all building warrants submitted on or after 1 October 2019, as well as to building work which does not require a warrant commencing from that date. The new Handbooks are available from BSD’s website at

SER are not aware of any changes to the Technical Handbooks which affect guidance with respect to Standards 1.1 and 1.2, relating to Structure. A summary of the changes included in the 2019 Technical Handbooks can be found at:

If you have any queries regarding the impact of these changes on SER certification, please contact us at

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