When you need an LBP

If you’re thinking of getting building or renovation work done on your house or apartment, you need to check if it’s Restricted Building Work (RBW). If it is, you might need a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) to do it.

If your building work is critical to the integrity of your home, it may be restricted building work. This type of work ensures a property is structurally sound and weathertight.

You must use a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) to design or carry out restricted building work. An LBP must do or supervise this work.

The Building Performance website has useful information on using licensed people for your building work(external link)

You also need to ensure your building project is legal. This will help avoid potentially costly mistakes or delays and ensure your property is safe, healthy and durable. 

Find out about your rights and obligations in the consenting process(external link)