Section 11: Building warrants: certification of design
45.This section enables a certificate from an approved certifier of design (appointed under section 7) to be submitted with an application for a building warrant or amendment to a building warrant. It provides that a verifier must accept the validity of the facts that are being certified by the certificate. Such a certificate might, for example, certify that an innovative design for the conservation of fuel and power or in relation to the usability and accessibility of a building for all potential users fulfils the requirements of building regulations. Subsection (4) creates an offence in relation to the issuing of a certificate of design by any approved certifier of design. These approved certifiers must not knowingly or recklessly issue such certification containing a statement which is false or misleading.