Idox supports the delivering of eBuilding Standards service for applicants and Scottish local authorities
- Published: 13 October 2016
New service to save time and money for all
Following a commercial tender, Idox were selected by the Scottish Government to provide the connector facility for Scotland’s eBuilding Standards service. This will transfer data into Scottish Local authorities back office systems and contributes to the modern public services envisaged in the Scottish Government’s digital strategy.
Following the successful launch of the new eBuilding Standards service on 24 August, Idox are delighted to announce that since going live, the service has processed over 2100 applications and that 1445 new accounts have been set-up. Idox developed the connector on a new digital platform. This service allows the authority to receive applications for building warrants, completion certificates and other related forms on both individual home improvement projects and for larger commercial developments more quickly and easily.
The eBuilding Standards service enables:
- The electronic submission to local authorities of building warrant applications and completion certificates
- Electronic payment of associated fees directly to the local authority
- Submission of digital copies of supporting documentation, eliminating the need to print and post
Operations Director Paul Beaney, commented “Idox is proud to have worked alongside both central and local Scottish Government to deliver the connector for this exciting new service which hasn’t just simplified the submission process but changed the way applicants and councils interact”.
The eBuilding Stanards service streamlines the application process and provides significant user benefits as it is simple to use, saves applicants time and money and improves the efficiency of the process enabling councils to start considering applications sooner. From the initial uptake it appears that over 50% of Building Standards applications across Scotland will now be submitted online.