About Building Warrant applications

The design and construction of buildings is controlled by ensuring Building Warrant applications comply with Building Regulations 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