Certification Practice Notes

Certification Practice Notes are a new set of guidance published April 2022 which cover the most common certification queries received by SER.

The initial eight Practice Notes cover 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

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which have therefore now been withdrawn.