Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Guidance and Advice

Our Building Standards team is always available during office hours to provide information and advice. But it helps if you make an appointment, so we can deal with your inquiry promptly and effectively.

Objective Advice

We welcome the chance to talk to you before you apply for a Building Warrant as it often means the process can be carried out more efficiently. Our advice will be as objective and as helpful as possible. We can offer information about Building Regulations and about the Council’s general approach on a range of construction matters.

We also have information about Building Standards and can offer advice about other steps you might need to take before a building project gets the go-ahead.

Professional Design

But we always stress that building design requires professional expertise. For a list of people who can carry out this work please contact Building Standards.