Restricted Building Work & Licensed Building Practitioners
If your residential building work contains structural elements or affects the weather tightness of the building, it may be 'restricted building work'. This means only Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) are permitted to design and carry out the work and must either do or supervise the work, unless the work is being carried out under an owner-builder exemption. For more information please see Building Performance or Licensed Building Practitioners.
A person is recorded on the register of Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) once they have satisfied the Registrar of the Licensed Building Practitioners Board that they meet the standards for their licence class. The classes of LBP licence are:
To check if your designer or contractor is currently licensed we recommend that you check the LBP register by searching for their name.
A person who is an owner-builder in relation to restricted building work may carry out restricted building work without being supervised by a LBP.
For the purposes of the Building Act you are an owner-builder if you meet the following criteria:
NOTE: An owner-builder must be an individual and cannot be a company. A Statutory Declaration as to Owner-Builder status can be downloaded here
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