The LBP scheme
The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) is an integral part of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme.
The licensed building practitioners (LBP) scheme was launched in November 2007 following an amendment to the Building Act 2004. Its purpose is to encourage competent building practitioners to build homes right the first time. The scheme also gives consumers the necessary information to make informed decisions about the competence of building practitioners they may engage.
The LBP scheme is one of the changes in the Building Act 2004 to encourage better building design and construction.