Reply from SCSI Re: SCSI members and S.I.9 of 2014
2nd February 2015
Dear Mr. McCloud,
Thank you for your correspondence in relation to the S.I.9 of the Building Control
The SCSI welcomes the new Building Regulations in general as they will improve building standards in the industry. We also recognise that the new Statutory
Instrument (S.I) applies additional obligations on the owners of self-builds where direct labour is chosen for construction.
However, it is not the Society’s role to advise members on what projects to work on and it is up to each SCSI member acting as Assigned Certifiers to decide whether to accept an appointment in a self-build situation.
Building Surveyors, like their architectural and engineering colleagues must assess each potential client on a case by case basis and critically determine the competence, capacity and willingness of each "self builder" in relation to the risks associated with constructing the dwelling, extension or works in accordance with the Building Control Regulations and Building Regulations.
Ultimately, it is a commercial decision for each Building Surveyor to make and not for the Society to determine.