Restricted Building Work
From March 1, Restricted Building Work comes into effect. This applies to most residential building or renovation work and, with the exception of the "owner-builder" exemption, 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:
- External Plasterers,
- Brick and Blocklayers and
- Foundation specialists
How do I find a Licensed Building Practitioner?
Search the Licensed Building Practitioner Register
Professional Engineers, Architects, Plumbers and Gasfitters are treated as Licenses Building Practitioners and can carry out some Restricted Building Work.
Not all work that requires a Building Consent is Restricted Building Work. Check out the Department of Building and Housing's information on Restricted Building Work.
These forms have been updated to incorporate the additional information required:
Copies of Form 2A and Form 6A Memoranda from a Licensed Building Practitioner are also available from Council's office, by clicking on the links or via the downloadable document section.
For further information refer to the Department of Building and Housing's website.
Use this link to the Department of Building and Housing's page on the "owner-builder" exemption.