Certification Practice Notes

Certification Practice Notes are a set of brief guidance notes which aim to cover the most common certification queries received by SER.

The Practice Notes series currently covers certification of the structural design of:

  • Windows
  • Staircases
  • Timber roofs
  • Protective Barriers
  • Building Services
  • Modular buildings
  • buildings that are being wholly or partly demolished
  • buildings covered by the Scottish Type Approval Scheme
  • cavity wall ties

If you have any suggestions for further Practice notes, please contact SER Admin


The Practice Notes supersede the guidance previously provided in Technical Bulletins:

  • 3: Certifying the Design of Timber Framed Structures
  • 4: Certifying the Structural Design of Conservatories
  • 5: Certifying the Structural Design of Protective Barriers
  • 6: Certifying the Design of Glazing Systems

which have therefore now been withdrawn.