On 1 March 2012, Restricted Building Work and Licensing came into effect. Building practitioners need to demonstrate their ability to meet industry competencies in order to obtain the status of a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP).

Restricted Building Work is work which is critical to the integrity of a building and can only be carried out or supervised by LBPs.

For more information visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (external link)

The website allows you to search the public register for LBPs in your area.