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

William Brown MCIAT
Camerons Ltd
1 Wilderhaugh
Galashiels
TD1 1QJ
Tel: 01896 753077
Email: willie.brown@camerons.ltd.uk

Iain Campbell MCIAT
Contour Graphics and Technical Design
Dirivallan
22 Fiskavaig
PORTNALONG
Isle of Skye
IV47 8SN
Tel: 01478 640343
Email: cgtechservices@btinternet.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

Iain Dawson MCIAT
Iain Dawson Architecture
10 Arkwrights Way
PAISLEY
Renfrewshire
PA1 2NX
Tel: 0141 8871130
Email: info@idawson.co.uk

John Garner ACIAT
Anderson Bell+ Christie Architects
382 Great West Road
Glasgow
G4 9HT
Tel: 0141 339 1515
Email: johngarner@andersonbellchristie.com

William Grieve MCIAT
Keith Renton Architect
Humestanes Studio
Hume Hall Holdings
Greenlaw
TD10 6UW
Tel: 01506 848006
Email: james@keithrentonarchitect.co.uk

Graeme Hunter ACIAT
Comprehensive Design Architects
16 Moray Place
Edinburgh
EH3 6DT
Email: ghunter@cda-edin.co.uk

Dante Lopez MCIAT
Architecture Energy and Technology
7 Lovers Loan
Alva
Clackmannshire
FK12 5HZ
Tel: 07779 944682
Email: info.arc-energy-technology@talktalk.net

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

Ross Robertson MCIAT
Detail Design Solutions
Hudson House
8 Albany Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3QB
Tel: 0131 555 0448
Email: ross@detaildesignsolutions.co.uk

David Sutherland MCIAT
NossTech Property Services
15 Lindsay Drive
WICK
Caithness
KW1 4PG
Tel: 07815 505564
Email: davidsutherland@fastmail.co.uk