Issue 51 – July 2013
The launch of a new website will make it easier for Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) to access information online. The website:
- also provides information for New Zealanders wanting to find the right people for building and renovation work
- will act as a one-stop shop and provide crucial information for those in the industry and the public.
The LBP scheme was established in late 2007 to improve and formally recognise the skills and competence of building practitioners. LBPs are designers, carpenters, bricklayers, roofers, external plasterers, site and foundations specialists, who have been assessed as competent to carry out work essential to a residential building's structure or weathertightness.
There are currently 23 000 LBPs in New Zealand accountable to the Building Practitioners Board.
→ Visit the new website for LBPs
Summarised from a New Zealand Government media release by Minister Maurice Williamson, 18 June 2013.