Scottish Building Regs, CDM in Scotland, Energy Performance Certificates, Directive

Scottish Building Regulations

CDM Regs + Energy Performance Scotland – Architecture News

15 Apr 2006

Scottish Building Regs

Bombarded by Red Tape – review & explanation of the new Scottish Building Regulations!

Energy Performance Certificates in Scotland

Property professionals – architects, developers, contractors, etc. – are being bombarded with new regulations. Consequently there are plenty of CPD’s and lectures (see Events page) to explain this swathe of bureaucratic flux.

In summary the principal regulations affecting building in Scotland appear to be:-

New Scottish Building Regulations – start 1 May

New CDM Regulations – start 1 April

EU Energy in Buildings Directive – started 4 Jan 2006
Key element: Energy performance certificates for when a building is constructed, sold or rented. [Directive became European Law 5 Jan 2003, but had to be implemented no later than 36 months after it this i.e. by 4 Jan 2006]

Edinburgh only:
CEC: Edinburgh Standards for Sustainable Building – start 1 May
Key element: generation of 10 or 20% of (remaining) energy requirements to be calculated by on site renewable energy generation.

Edinburgh Standards for Sustainable Building: Briefing Session 3
13 Mar
A Jack, ASSIST Architects – Sustainable Housing
For reference: ‘rel=”nofollow”Sustainable Edinburgh Housing‘ by ASSIST Architects

Scottish Architecture Policy – by Architecture + Design Scotland

Location: Scotland

Architecture in Scotland

Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Perth City Hall Building Renovation
Perth City Hall interior renovation by Mecanoo
image courtesy of architects office
Perth City Hall Building Renovation

Historic Scottish Houses

Scottish PFI

Scottish Architecture

Scottish Building News

Contemporary Architecture in Scotland – architectural selection below:

Paisley Museum Building News, western Scotland
Design: AL_A
Paisley Museum Renewal, Scotland
image courtesy of architects office
Paisley Museum Renewal
Plans to transform Paisley Museum into a world-class visitor destination telling the town’s unique stories, including that of the globally admired Paisley Pattern. This architectural project has taken a major step forward as The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced £3.8million of support for the project.

Charnock Bradley Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian
Design: Atkins
Innovation Centre and Campus Hub at Edinburgh University
image Courtesy architecture office
Charnock Bradley Building Roslin

Scotland’s Housing Expo
Scotland’s Housing Expo : Event News

Best Building in Scotland News
Best Building in Scotland Award

Scottish Design Awards
Scottish Design Awards winners

Inverness College Campus
Design: BDP Architects
Inverness College Campus Building

Scottish Architects Offices – architecture studio contact details on e-architect

Comments / photos for the Scottish Building Regs page welcome