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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Building standards system

6.The Act replaces the Building (Scotland) Act 1959 (the 1959 Act), which deals in the main with the setting of building standards, compliance with and enforcement of those standards and powers in relation to dangerous buildings. The standards themselves are prescribed in regulations, supported by technical standards for compliance with these regulations.

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