A Scheme for Certification of Design, Section 6 (Energy-Domestic) was established as a result of the change in Building (Scotland) Act) 2003. Certification of design is only possible for designers if they have gained membership of a certification scheme approved by Scottish Ministers.

A brief summary of a Design Certificate can be explained as follows:

A building owner/developer may use a Certificate of Design to support an application for building warrant. A Certificate of Design certifies that the design described in the application complies with the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and Amendment Regulations 2006 and is only valid under the Act when issued by an Approved Certifier of Design. Certificates of Design may also be used to reassure building owners of the compliance of work that is exempt from warrant.  Each Certificate of Design issued by a section 7(2) Approved Certifier of Design must be counter-signed by the Certification Coordinator of an Approved Body that belongs to the same Scheme.

Once registered and accredited through the assessment process, Approved Certifiers of Design are able to:

  • Issue a Certificate of Design for Section 6 (Domestic) at the point of applying for building warrant to alter, extend, convert or build a new dwelling

  • Generate in the case of new build an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

The Directory of Accredited Certifiers of Design identifies all construction professionals accredited to provide energy assessments for domestic buildings through.  A building owner may employ Approved Certifiers to ensure work meets building regulations. The status of “Approved Certifier of Design” is only given to people who hold appropriate qualifications and have sufficient experience to certify that a design is compliant.

Using an Approved Certifier is an option open to an owner or developer carrying out work that requires a building warrant. The work done must comply with the building warrant and building regulations. A Certificate of Design provides assurance that the work as designed will comply. The work constructed must comply with the building warrant and building regulations. Approved Certifiers are members of a scheme approved by Scottish Ministers.


Lennox Boyd MCIAT
Highland Architecture
10 Bruce Court
Dingwall
Ross-shire
IV15 9LG
Tel: 01349 862 518
Email: Lennox.boyd@mac.com
 

John Braid MCIAT
Leslie Hutt Architect
3 View Place
INVERNESS
IV2 4SA
Tel: 01463 235566
Email: johnbraid@leshutt.co.uk
 

William Brown MCIAT
Oregon Timber Frame Ltd
Portland Buildings
SELKIRK
TD7 5EB
Tel: 01750 724963
Email: wbrown@oregon.co.uk
 

Iain Campbell MCIAT
Contour Graphics and Technical Services
2 Aignish Gardens
INVERNESS
IV2 6EU
Tel: 07388 016310
Email: iaincampbell1@outlook.com
 

Kevin Crawford MCIAT
Crawford Architectural Design Services
5 Crosslees Park
Thornliebank
GLASGOW
East Renfrewshire
G46 7DX
Tel: 0141 6383135
Email: kevin@crawfordarchitectural.co.uk
 

John Garner ACIAT
Carbon Futures Consultancy
The Whisky Bond
GLASGOW
G4 9SS
Tel: 07986 863 725
Email: johngarner@carbonfutures.co.uk
 

William Grieve MCIAT
Pollock Hammond Ltd
Grange West
LINLITHGOW
West Lothian
EH49 7RH
Tel: 01506 843693
Email: j.grieve@blueyonder.co.uk

Dante Lopez MCIAT
Architecture Energy and Technology
Caberfeidh
OBAN
PA34 5TN
Tel: 07779 944682
Email: info.arc.energy.technology@gmail.com
 

Kevin MacDonald MCIAT
W A MacDonald (Building Design) Ltd
6 Ardross Street
Inverness
IV3 5NN
Tel: 01463 240002
Email: veenster@hotmail.co.uk
 

Derek Marshall MCIAT
J Smart & Co Contractors Plc
28 Cramond Road South
Davidsons Mains
Edinburgh
EH4 6AB
Tel: 0131 336 2181
Email: derek.marshall@jsmart.co.uk
 

Colin McLachlan MCIAT
MacIntosh Homes Ltd
11 Montgomerie Terrace
Skelmorlie
PA17 5DT
Tel: 01475 529383
Email: colin@macintoshhomes.com
 

Gary Mees PPCIAT MCIAT
Gary Mees Architectural Technology
15 The Firs
Dalgety Bay
DUNFERMLINE
KY11 9HU
Tel: 01383 820475
Email: gamees@gmat-technology.co.uk
 

Ross Robertson MCIAT
DDS Architecture
17 Claremont Bank
EDINBURGH
Midlothian
EH7 4DR
Tel: 0131 281 7867
Email: info@ddsarchitecture.co.uk
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David Sutherland MCIAT
NossTech Property Services
15 Lindsay Drive
WICK
Caithness
KW1 4PG
Tel: 07815 505564
Email: davidsutherland@fastmail.co.uk