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For Office Use
Ref no.................................
Fee .....................................
Date paid ...........................
Receipt no .........................
Certificates of Design
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Midlothian Council
Building Standards
Fairfield House
8 Lothian Road
Dalkeith EH22 3ZN
Tel 0131 270 7500
Fax 0131 271 3537
www.midlothian.gov.uk/buildingstandards
Application for Building Warrant
Building (Scotland) Act 2003
Application under section 9 for a warrant to construct, demolish or convert a building,
or to provide services, fittings or equipment in or in connection with a building.
Please refer to the accompanying guidance Notes when completing this form.
You can submit an Application for Building Warrant on-line through the eBuilding Standards portal.
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Applicant
Name...............................................................................................
Address............................................................................................
........................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
Post code.........................................................................................
Tel no......................................... Fax no........................................
Email...............................................................................................
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Duly authorised agent (if any)
Name...............................................................................................
Address............................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
Post code.........................................................................................
Tel no......................................... Fax no........................................
Email...............................................................................................
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Owner (if different from applicant) [See note 1]
Name...............................................................................................
Address............................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
Post code.........................................................................................
Tel no......................................... Fax no........................................
Email...............................................................................................
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Location of building(s) or site (to which the
application relates)
Address............................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................
Post code.........................................................................................
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Use(s) of building(s)
(If new building or an extension) Please state proposed use:
............................................................................................................
(If existing building) Please state:
1. Current use......................................................................................
2. Proposed use...................................................................................
Is this a conversion in terms of the regulations? [See annex 1]
YES NO
If YES please state which description of conversion applies:
............................................................................................................
............................................................................................................
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State of work
Has the work which is the subject of this application already
started?
YES NO [If YES, see note 2]
Has the work which is the subject of this application been
completed?
YES NO [If YES, see note 3]
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Proposed works
Select type(s) of work:
a)
Construct (erect,
extend or alter)
c)
Provide services,
fittings or equipment
b)
Convert
d)
Demolish
Please give brief description of work:
............................................................................................................
............................................................................................................
............................................................................................................
............................................................................................................
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Staged Applications
[See note 4]
If the application is to be staged, the stage(s) applied for should
be indicated (this should be agreed with the verifier). Please tick
the relevant construction stage(s):
a)
Foundations..................
e)
Superstructure...............
b)
Substructure.................
f)
Fittings and services.....
c)
Underground drainage.
g)
Other (please specify
d)
Structural steelwork.....
below)...........................
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Application for Demolition
If the application is for, or includes, the demolition of a building,
please state the period of time that the demolition works will be
completed within ............................................ weeks*/months*
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Security matters
Do you consider any part of your proposals should not be open to
public inspection on the Building Standards Register? [See note 5]
YES NO
(If YES, the verifier will decide with you the extent of the
restrictions.)
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Limited-life building
If the intended life of the building is to be five years or less from
the date of completion please state..................................... years.
(Less onerous requirements may apply. The warrant will include a
condition requiring removal at the end of the stated intended life.)
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Fire Authority
If the enforcing authority for the building (under Section 61(9) of
the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, as amended) is not the local Fire and
Rescue Service, please state the fire authority:
...........................................................................................................
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Planning listed buildings
If the application concerns buildings listed as being of special
architectural or historic interest or in a conservation area, please
state category (if in doubt, the planning authority can advise):
...........................................................................................................
Please state if the building has any other historical importance?
(e.g. association with significant historical person or event):
...........................................................................................................
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Relaxation direction
If the proposed work is the subject of a relaxation direction given
by the Scottish Ministers, please state:
Reference number..............................................................................
Date....................................................................................................
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Notices
Please indicate if this application is as the result of any of the
following notices, and if so give the reference number:
Building regulations compliance notice (Section 25)
...........................................................................................................
Building warrant enforcement notice (Section 27)
...........................................................................................................
Defective building notice (Section 28)
...........................................................................................................
Is the building subject to any Dangerous building notice? (Section
29)
YES NO
If YES please state the reference number..........................................
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Estimated value of works
£ ...................................................
Please note that the verifier may seek evidence for this figure and
make comparisons with established independent indices of
building costs.
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Certificates of design
[See note 6]
Are you using an approved certifier of design and intend to
provide a certificate or certificates to support this application?
YES NO
[If YES, please indicate when the certificate(s) of design will be
submitted in relation to this application and see annex 2]
a)
b)
Aspects of design that can be certified against building regulations
are Building Structures and/or Energy.
A discount on the fee for the application for building warrant is
available provided each certificate of design is submitted prior to the
building warrant being granted.
If after giving notice of intent to provide a certificate from an approved
certifier of design the certificate is not provided to support this
application, the amount of fee discounted requires to be paid to the
verifier and may delay the granting of the building warrant.
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Certificates of construction
[See note 6]
Do you intend to use an approved certifier of construction and
provide a certificate to accompany the completion certificate
submission?
YES NO [If YES, see annex 3]
Aspects of construction that can be certified against building
regulations are Electrical installations and/or Drainage, heating and
plumbing.
If after giving notice of intent to use a certifier of construction a
certificate from an approved certifier is not provided with the
completion certificate submission, the amount of fee discounted
requires to be paid to the verifier and may delay the acceptance of the
completion certificate by the verifier.
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Sustainability
(For warrants related to construction of new buildings only) Have
the proposals been designed to achieve any of the optional higher
levels as contained in guidance within section 7 of the Technical
Handbooks?
YES NO [If YES, see annex 4]
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Declaration
I/We* apply for a building warrant and declare:
1 that the work will be carried out in accordance with building
regulations, and in accordance with the details supplied above
and any necessary accompanying information (including annexes
to this application, drawings, and specifications) [see note 7]
2 I am*/we are* the owner(s) of the building* / that the owner
of the building is aware of this application*
3 (where the warrant involves a specified conversion), that after
the conversion the building as converted will comply with
building regulations.*
Signed.................................................................................................
(applicant/duly authorised agent*) [see note 8]
Dated..................................................................................................
*Delete as appropriate
Address to which you should send this application
Building Standards Manager,
Midlothian Council,
Fairfield House,
8 Lothian Road,
Dalkeith,
Midlothian
EH22 3ZN
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Notes
1 The name and address of the owner is required, as the Act
requires the owner to be informed if a building warrant is
granted.
2 If work has started, the regulations which apply are those at
the date of this application, and the fee to be paid will be
higher because the verifier will require to inspect the work.
Disruptive surveys may be needed to establish what has been
constructed. It should be noted that this
is not a mechanism to
allow work to start without building warrant approval, but is a
way of regularising a situation.
3 If the works have been completed, an application for warrant
is not appropriate and a completion certificate under the terms
of Section 17 (4) of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 should
be submitted with the appropriate fee.
4 Where full information is not available, the verifier may
decide to grant a warrant on condition that you provide
further details before certain stages of work commence on
site. The stages must be agreed with the verifier.
5 Security matters. Subject to the restrictions below, details of
applications are made public in accordance with the
procedural regulations, with information on the application
available on line, and drawings etc. available for copy or
inspection at local authority premises. The local authority
may remove documents from the register if they are satisfied
there are genuine security concerns. For those documents on
the register there are also restrictions on their copying. The
first restriction relates to non-residential buildings, prisons, a
building where a person may be legally detained or otherwise
held in custody, the Scottish Parliament or the Royal Private
Estate and applies where the applicant has confirmed the
disclosure or copying would raise security concerns. Details
agreed between the verifier and the applicant will be
withheld unless the owner of the building gives written
permission for them to be released. Thus parts of
applications for buildings such as banks may only be
available with the owners written permission. The second
restriction relates to all other residential buildings and
copying is restricted to owners, occupiers or tenants, or
prospective owners, occupiers or tenants of the relevant
building or an adjoining building. There will thus normally
be no need to further restrict access to any details in relation
to residential buildings.
6 Guidance on certificates from approved certifiers, and
the drawings and other information that should
accompany this application is given in the paragraphs at
3.2 in the Procedural Handbook issued by the Building
Standards Division. This is available at
www.gov.scot/bsd.
7 Note that this includes a commitment to meet the requirements
of regulations 13 to 15, which set requirements for how the
public will be protected from the activities on site.
8 Even where signed by an agent, it is the applicant that is
declaring that the work will be done in accordance with the
regulations and details of application.
9 Any applicant aggrieved by the decision of a verifier to
refuse a warrant may, within 21 days of the date of the
decision, appeal to the sheriff by way of summary
application.
10 Supervision of the building operations referred to in a
building warrant is not the responsibility of this Authority.
Applicants are advised to seek independent professional
advice.
WARNING A building warrant does not exempt you from
obtaining other types of permission that may be necessary,
such as planning permission or listed building consent.
Consult the local authority if in doubt. You may also require
fue superior’s consent or landlord’s consent for your
proposals.
ANNNEX 1
CONVERSION
Any change in the occupation or use of a building which falls into
one of the following descriptions is considered a conversion to
which the building regulations apply.
Change in the occupation or use of:
1 A building to create a dwelling or dwellings or a part thereof.
2 A building ancillary to a dwelling to increase the area of
human occupation.
3 A building which alters the number of dwellings in a building.
4 A domestic building to any other type of building.
5 A residential building to any other type of building.
6 A residential building which involves a significant alteration
of the characteristics of the persons who occupy, or will
occupy, the building, or which significantly increase the
number of people occupying, or expected to occupy, the
building.
7 A building so that it becomes a residential building.
8 An exempt building (in terms of Schedule 1) to a building
which is not so exempt.
9 A building to allow access by the public where previously
there was none.
10 A building to accommodate parts in different occupation
where previously it was not so occupied.
ANNEX 2
CERTIFICATES FROM APPROVED CERTIFIERS OF DESIGN
1) Submitting certificate(s) of design WITH this application
If you are submitting any certificates from approved certifiers
of design with this application, please list reference numbers
of any certificates from approved certifiers of design, and
attach the signed certificates to this application:
Reference number.......................................................................
Reference number.......................................................................
2) Submitting certificate(s) of design AFTER this application
If you intend to provide any certificates from approved
certifiers of design after you have made this application,
please list details of the certification scheme(s) and approved
certifier(s) of design:
Scheme 1.....................................................................................
Name of certifier.........................................................................
Certifier registration number.......................................................
Name of approved body..............................................................
Approved body registration number...........................................
Scheme 2.....................................................................................
Name of certifier.........................................................................
Certifier registration number.......................................................
Name of approved body..............................................................
Approved body registration number...........................................
Annex 2 Important Note: The certificates must be signed by
certifiers fully approved to issue certificates for the matters
certified on the date the certificate was signed.
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ANNEX 3
CERTIFICATES FROM APPROVED CERTIFIERS OF
CONSTRUCTION
Please list the certification scheme(s) for which you intend to use
an approved certifier of construction and provide a certificate to
accompany the completion certificate submission:
Scheme 1...........................................................................................
If known, please provide certifier of construction details:
Name of certifier................................................................................
Certifier registration number.............................................................
Name of approved body....................................................................
Approved body registration number..................................................
Include work types - if applicable to Scheme....................................
...........................................................................................................
Scheme 2...........................................................................................
If known, please provide certifier of construction details:
Name of certifier................................................................................
Certifier registration number.............................................................
Name of approved body....................................................................
Approved body registration number..................................................
Include work types - if applicable to Scheme....................................
...........................................................................................................
Annex 3 Important Notes
1 If the intention to provide a certificate from an approved
certifier of construction is not declared on this form, this does
not preclude a certificate subsequently being provided with the
completion certificate submission.
2 Any person intending to use an approved certifier of
construction should check the current status of known firms by
using the Certification Register available at www.gov.scot/bsd.
3 Work types apply to the ‘Drainage, heating and plumbing’
scheme and include:
Above ground drainage
Below ground drainage
Biomass boiler installations
Gas installations up to 70kW input
Gas installations over 70kW output
Oil installations up to 45kW output
Solid fuel installations up to 50kW output
Unvented hot water cylinder
Solar thermal panels
Air source heat pumps
Ground source heat pumps
Electrical work to BS 7671 relating to drainage, heating and
plumbing
ANNEX 4
SUSTAINABILITY
In the table below, please indicate with an “X” which aspects of
the building have been designed to achieve a higher level of
sustainability as defined in Section 7 of the Technical
Handbooks.
Sustainability labelling for domestic buildings
Bronze
Active
Silver
Silver
Active
Gold
Platinum
Carbon dioxide emissions
Energy for space heating
(domestic only)
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Energy for water heating
(domestic only)
Water use efficiency
(domestic only)
Optimising performance
(domestic only)
Adaptability and flexibility
(domestic only)
Well-being and security
(domestic only)
Material use and waste
(domestic only)
Sustainability labelling for non domestic buildings
Bronze
Active
Silver
Silver
Active
Gold
Platinum
Carbon dioxide emissions
Energy for thermal
comfort and artificial
lighting (Schools only)
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Water efficiency
(Schools only)
Biodiversity
(Schools only)
Flexibility and adaptability
(Schools only)
Well-being
(Schools only)
Material use and waste
(Schools only)
Optimising performance
(Schools only)
Where this application related to multiple buildings, please state
which buildings the higher aspects relate to......................................
............................................................................................................
Address of building(s)........................................................................
............................................................................................................
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Annex 4 Important Note
Where this application is for multiple buildings which have been
designed to achieve different levels of sustainability in Section 7,
then a separate table will be needed for each building or group of
buildings to which each level relates.
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