MAKING A Building WARRANT APPLICATON
Having first established that a building warrant is required for the proposals, an application should be submitted to the verifier.
The Application for Building Warrant form (available from the documents section) should be completed and returned with two copies of the necessary drawings and other relevant information (1 set of which should be coloured or highlighted to easily identify the new works) together with the appropriate fee.
In some cases further sets of plans may be requested, e.g. for consultation with the fire authority.
It is strongly recommended that an Architect, Building Surveyor, Consultant or other competent person experienced in preparing plans, prepares the drawings.
Because they require to be technically correct and accurate, it is not advisable, unless you are competent to do so, to prepare the plans yourself.
The application should contain sufficient information about the proposed design and construction to enable the verifier to fully ascertain whether compliance with the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and associated Technical Handbooks has been indicated.
A fee is required to accompany all applications, other than those relating to modifications within dwellings to cater for disabilities. This fee is calculated on a sliding scale basis relative to the value of the work.
The value of work should reflect the commercial cost of the work with no concessions made for discounted materials or self build applicants. The fee is a registration fee only and is therefore not subject to refund unless the application is rejected through lack of plans.
Discounts are available at the application stage if you elect to submit a Certificate from an Approved Certifier of Design. Refunds are also available at the Completion Certificate stage where it has been identified in advance that Approved Certifiers of Construction are to be used and upon receipt of the appropriate Certificates.
Certificates of Design
There is an alternative to providing the verifier with all the detailed design information by providing a Certificate from an Approved Certifier of Design stating that particular aspects of the work will comply with the building regulations.