About the LBP scheme

The 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 structured into seven licensing classes, each based on a specific role or occupation that is crucial to a building's performance.

 Licensing classes has more information.

Also, in this section is information about other licensing schemes in the building and construction sector.

Since the LBP scheme was launched, a number of trade groups and individuals have proposed changes to the LBP licensing classes. If you would like more information about how proposals for change are assessed, you can read the assessment criteria and template for proposals on this page.

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