Application fee changes

17 June 2021

Fees for applications to join the SER scheme are changing from 1 July 2021.

CROSS - Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures

31 March 2021

CROSS has expanded its remit to include reporting on fire and structural safety from 31/03/2021.

Certification Performance Criteria B8.1 and B8.2

29 January 2021

Information regarding the withdrawal of Certification Performance Criteria B8.1 and B8.2.

Monitoring of Certification

14 December 2020

Following recent discussions with the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division, and given the on-going pandemic, it has been agreed that we will continue with the current programme of remote monitoring which replaces our usual face-to-face audits into at least early 2021.

Re-appointment as a Scheme Provider

14 December 2020

We are very pleased to tell you that SER was recently granted Ministerial approval by the Scottish Government to continue in its role as the Scheme Provider for the Certification of Design (Building Structures) scheme for a further six years.

Certification of the design of Rigid Inclusion Ground Improvement Systems

14 December 2020

SER is aware of the increased use of Rigid Inclusion Ground Improvement Systems as an alternative to conventional piling methods. As it is acceptable in most situations for piling and other ground improvement techniques to be included on Schedule 1, it is considered appropriate that it should be acceptable to also include Rigid Inclusion Ground Improvement Systems under the Schedule 1 piling category.

New 2019 Editions of the Technical Handbook

11 September 2019

The Scottish Government's Building Standards Division recently published the new 2019 editions of the Technical Handbooks.

Withdrawal of Approved Certifier Registration Mark

04 July 2019

As of June 2019, the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division have withdrawn permission for Approved Certifiers and Approved Bodies to use the current Approved Certifier Registration Mark.