Date lodged: 24 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that construction companies adhere to the established mortar standards in all new-builds.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 1 May 2019
The Building (Scotland) Act 2003 contains provisions for new building work to meet building regulations. The work must comply with the requirements of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and Regulation 8 requires that the materials used must be durable, and fit for their intended purpose.
It is ultimately the responsibility of the building owner/developer to comply with the building regulations.
The Scottish Government is currently reviewing and strengthening existing guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the building owner/developer. The revised guidance will be published in winter 2019.