Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER) is appointed by the Scottish Government to administer a scheme for Certification of Design (Building Structures). This section contains links to the Scottish government Building Standards Division (BSD) website, where information about certification and the building standards regime in Scotland can be found.

Building Standards Division website
The Building Standards Division creates the building standards regulations and technical guidance to ensure buildings in Scotland are safe, efficient and sustainable.

BSD Procedural Handbook
The Procedural Handbook provides clarification on the procedures underpinning the Scottish building standards system as set out in the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 to assist with practical operation.

BSD Certification Handbook
The Certification Handbook provides clarification on the certification procedures underpinning the Scottish building standards system as set out in the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) regulations 2004 and the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 to assist with practical operations.

BSD Procedural Guidance on Certification
Guidance on procedures for building standards certification including information to be submitted with a building warrant application.

BSD Technical Handbooks
BSD publishes Technical Handbooks which explain how to achieve the requirements set out in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. There are separate handbooks for domestic and non-domestic buildings.

Building Standards Model Forms, including Model Form Q
Building standards model forms for making submissions to local authorities.

Making a Quality Building Warrant Application
This guidance provides useful information on how to make a good quality building warrant application.

Building Standards Customer Journey
The customer journey is aimed at clients and explains the building standards system to anyone making home improvements or starting building work.

Legislation