Scottish Building Standards: Non-domestic: Section 1: Structure - A summary of the changes in 2007 edition (Version 2)

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Section 1 for Non-domestic buildings has undergone a moderate change, largely involving clarification and updating of the guidance. The domestic guide for structure incorporates similar changes to those for non-domestic. In addition the domestic guidance now incorporates a 'Small Buildings Structural Guide', which provides a conservative and simple compliance route, aimed at self-builders for example.

This Construction Briefing summarises the changes to Section 1: Structure which were made in the 2007 edition of the Scottish Building Regulations.

This sheet covers the impending incorporation of Eurocodes into Scottish Building Regulations and the changes to disproportionate collapse, giving readers a summary of the new regulations and how they impact designers.



  • Summary of the amendments in 2007 edition
    • Background
    • Alternative approaches and Eurocodes
    • Stability of other buildings in the vicinity
    • Nature of the ground
    • Disproportionate collapse
    • Disproportionate collapse - Additional measures required according to non-domestic building risk group

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