Building Warrant - Certification

There are four types of certification:

Certification of design (building structure)

A competent engineer will design and certify the structural aspects of your building, alteration or extension. Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER) has been appointed by the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division to administer a scheme for Certification of Design

Certification of design (energy)

A competent professional will design and certify the energy performance of your building to ensure it is energy efficient with reduced carbon emissions.

Certification of construction (electrical installations to BS 7671)

A competent electrician, with a combination of knowledge, skills and practical experience will ensure the electrical installation is safe and meets the applicable building standards.

Certification of construction (drainage, heating and plumbing)

A competent plumber, with a combination of knowledge, skills and practical experience will ensure central heating boilers (oil, gas or solid fuel), drainage work and certain renewable energy systems meet the applicable building standards. Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF) is the scheme for Certification.

Fee discount and scheme providers

Scheme nameScheme providerFee discount
Certification of design (building structures) Structural Engineers Registration Ltd 10%
Certification of design (section 6 - energy) for non-domestic buildings BRE Global Ltd 10%
Certification of Design (section 6 - energy) for domestic buildings BRE Global Ltd
RIAS Services Ltd
10%
Certification of construction (electrical installations to BS 7671) SELECT
CERTSURE LLP trading as NICEIC
1%
Certification of construction (drainage, heating and plumbing) SNIPEFF - Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers FederationĀ  1%

Please note that a 10% discount can only be validated if provided prior to a Technical Response issued from the Building Standard Surveyor dealing with the application.

The 1% discount has to be selected in the application form stage and the certification to be provided at completion.

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