News and updates
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
Consultation: construction stonemasonry as a new LBP licence class
The Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme is seeking submissions on proposed changes to add construction stonemasonry to the LBP scheme.
Report on stakeholders’ assessments of key aspects of the LBP scheme
MBIE has carried out some research to find out what people involved in the building industry think about the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme. We’re now sharing a report of our findings, together with details about what we plan to do next.
Codewords Issue 86
This issue looks at pricing residential building projects, the requirements for joints in top plates and some notable decisions.
Codewords Issue 85
This issue looks at tips for concrete foundation wall reinforcing, the new LBP handbook, recent LBP disciplinary decisions.
Builders fined for poor workmanship
Two Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) have been held to account by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for their poor and negligent workmanship on house projects including foundations.
Builders lose LBP licences after ‘renting’ out supervision
Two Auckland builders who were supervising other carpenters have had their licences cancelled and suspended for incompetence and negligence, after not overseeing structural building work.
Consultation: have your say on MBIE’s fees review for licensed building practitioners
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing the fees and levy for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and would like to hear from licensed building practitioners.
Codewords Issue 84
This issue provides some useful tips for saddle flashings at balustrade-to-wall junctions and information on screw-type anchors used for fixing bottom plates. These technical tips and details will hopefully make these trickier details easier. We also cove
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We are making changes to our website to make it more secure. As part of this, some older browsers will no longer be able to access the Licensed Building Practitioners website.
Codewords Issue 83
This issue looks at common complaints from LBPs relating to timber-framed building work, a new standard building contract that is now freely available for small building or alterations work, and a timely warning to the sector.
Welcoming David Fabish to the Building Practitioners Board
The Board recently appointed new member David Fabish, a long-time Carpentry and Site 2 LBP, to join their team.
Welcome to our new refreshed website
We’ve given the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) website a refresh with improved content, making it quicker and easier for you to access the information you need.
Codewords Issue 82
This issue looks at designers’ responsibilities, putting safety first in construction, and discusses the disciplinary action of a LBP.
Codewords Issue 81
This issue looks at the new approach for completing skills maintenance, builder responsibilities and records of work.
Codewords Issue 80
Includes a Practice Note on supervision, the final article on our exempt building work series and a LBP carpenter that recently had his licence cancelled by the Board.
Codewords Issue 79
In this issue you’ll see the second article in our exempt building work series, an article on sound insulation and recent LBP complaint decisions.