News and updates
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
Codewords Issue 91
Codewords 91 highlights the next public consultation for updates to the Building Code, and explains the newly passed Building Amendment Act. In recent board decisions, two LBPs have had their licences cancelled.
Free building standards now available
Over 120 building standards used for Building Code compliance have been funded for free download thanks to a successful collaboration between MBIE (Ministry of Business Employment and Innovation) and Standards New Zealand. This is great news for LBPs, as
Codewords Issue 90
The 90th issue of Codewords gives a detailed overview of the building law reform currently out for consultation. Our LBP section expands on labour-only contracts and advises how to navigate career breaks.
Building System Legislative Reform Programme public consultation
MBIE is proposing major changes to New Zealand’s building laws. These changes propose to strengthen and modernise our building laws, so all New Zealanders can have confidence in our built environment. The proposed changes are the most significant reforms
Codewords Issue 89
In issue 89 of Codewords, find out how to have your say on significant legislative reform for the building sector. The LBP knowledge link looks at labour-only contracts and product compliance, and recent Building Practitioners Board decisions.
Codewords Issue 88
Welcome to our first edition of 2019. I hope that your summer months have been enjoyable so far. In the building world, we can expect another busy year ahead; things don’t seem to be slowing down.
Wayne Burroughs to be LBP Registrar
After four and half years as the Registrar Building Practitioner Licensing, Paul Hobbs is handing the tool belt over to Wayne Burroughs.
Expression of Interest for BPB members
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking expressions of interest for a new Building Practitioners Board member.
Codewords Issue 87
Welcome to the final Codewords edition for 2018. Our first article this edition is around using built-up members in place of solid timber and our second article builds on our last quantity-surveying and construction article. We have also recently undertak
Consultation outcome: LBP fees review
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has run a consultation process on reviewing the fees and levy for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme. MBIE received 121 submissions which have now been carefully reviewed.
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.