Self certified building work
Self Certification or 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.
Last reviewed: 07 - 07 - 2016