About Building Warrant applications
The design and construction
of buildings is controlled by ensuring Building Warrant applications comply with
for most classes and types of building, whether public or private and includes houses,
shops, leisure facilities, factories, warehouses etc.
A Building Warrant application
is required for the erection, conversion, alteration or extension of a building
and is also necessary for the demolition of a property. It is valid for three years
and construction work should not begin before the Building Warrant has been approved.
The processing of Building
Warrants is a major part of the work done by Building Standards staff. Each year
in South Ayrshire there are approximately 1800 applications amounting to a total
estimated cost of £90 million.
Apply for a building warrant