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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08006
Asked by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 11 April 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-06970 by Shona Robison on 15 March 2022, whether it will clarify what it means by “the regulations are not retrospective", in light of recent reports that the rules will apply to new builds and the recladding of existing ones.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 26 April 2022


Building regulations do not apply retrospectively to existing buildings. The regulations apply to new buildings, conversions and to existing buildings where building work is proposed. From 1 June 2022, if remediation is required following a Single Building Assessment, a building warrant will be required for replacement cladding systems (other than minor repairs) and require to meet the amended regulations.