From 1 March 2012, critical building work (known as Restricted Building Work or RBW) must be done or supervised by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). This applies to most residential building work or renovation work. This change is one of several that were made to the Building Act 2004 to encourage better building design and construction.Restricted Building Work (RBW) applies to, but is not limited to:
Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) include, but are not limited to:
Registered architects, chartered professional engineers and plumbers are deemed to be LBPs.
Owner-Builders are able to carry out Restricted Building Work, design or building work, on their own home. You are an Owner-Builder if you:
Before you can use the Owner-Builder exemption you need to complete a statutory declaration as to owner-builder status form showing that you meet the owner-builder criteria. The statutory declaration form has to be witnessed and signed by a Justice of the Peace or someone else authorised by law to do so.
From 1 March 2012:
Form 2b Owner Builder Statutory Declaration (Two pages 100KB)Form 2c Notice of Owner Builder (Two pages 58 KB)
Want to know if the work you are doing to your home is RBW? Check out the Department of Building and Housing's website for more information.If you have any questions please contact us on 06-759 6060 or email email@example.com.