Self certified building work

Self Certification or Competent Persons schemes GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website...  allow individuals to self-certify that their work complies with the building regulations as an alternative to submitting either a full plans or building notice application or using an approved inspector.

The work of scheme members is not subject to building control inspection. Instead, the competent person self-certifies that the work complies with the building regulations and issue a certificate to the consumer. In some schemes they report the work to the scheme organisers who in turn inform the local authority about the work.

A number of Government-approved schemes are in operation and deal broadly with works associated with the following:

  • Replacement widows
  • Electrical installations
  • Heat producing appliances
  • Heating and hot water service systems
  • Lighting systems
  • Sanitary conveniences.

See Competent persons schemes GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website... for full list of existing competent persons schemes and contact details for organisations who have qualified.

Last reviewed: 07 - 07 - 2016

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