From the DBH...http://www.dbh.govt.nz/builditright-homeowners-what-is-restricted
There are some changes you need to know about. From March 1, Restricted Building Work comes into effect. This applies to most residential building or renovation work and only a Licensed Building Practitioner can undertake or supervise the work.
If you apply for a building consent from March 1 you must make sure that the practitioners you use are correctly licensed to carry out the work. Licensed Building Practitioners include:
Brick and Blocklayers and
Professional Engineers, Architects, Plumbers and Gasfitters are treated as Licensed Building Practitioners and can carry out some Restricted Building Work.
Does anybody know what Restricted Building Work we as plumbers and gasfitters are able to carry out?...
A Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) is a tradesperson you can trust to know how to “build it right”. Licensed Building Practitioners have been assessed as being competent to do the type of building they hold a licence for.
Licensed Building Practitioners have to show certain skills, give proof of practical experience and comply with the building code to get their licence. They also have to gain enough maintenance points every two years to keep it.
There are a number of licences that can be held by a tradesperson. These each specialise in an area of the building process. These licences are:
Brick and Block laying
Registered architects and chartered professional engineers are automatically treated as design LBPs and you can employ them to do any Restricted Building Work design. Registered plumbers and gasfitters are automatically treated as LBPs in the roofing, external plastering, and brick and blocklaying licensing classes. All can only carry out work that they are competent to do.
So am i to understand that we can do bricklaying and plastering?...
Does this credit show up anywhere in my formal qualifications?
I guess were going to have to pay for 5 licenses every year from march onwards...lolLinkback: http://www.plumbers.co.nz/forum/codes-standards-health-and-safety/10/restricted-building-work/1019/