Construction Services

What is a Licensed Building Practitioner?


Whether you’re renovating your home or building a new one, it’s important to ensure that the professionals you hire are licensed and qualified to do the job. One of such professionals is a licensed building practitioner, commonly referred to as LBP.

An LBP is a professional who has been assessed and certified by the New Zealand government as competent in their field of construction. While they do not perform all the tasks involved in construction, they oversee and manage building work, ensuring that it complies with the Building Code and other safety regulations.

As an individual or company seeking to build or renovate a property, hiring an LBP is beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, they guarantee that your project will be executed to the highest standards of safety, quality, and durability.

Secondly, by using an LBP, you can be confident that any code compliance issues will be taken care of, and that the appropriate permits and consents will be obtained when required. Additionally, LBPs offer a higher level of accountability as they are required to maintain records of their work and provide regular status updates to clients.

Lastly, LBPs are required to continually upskill and stay abreast of industry developments, ensuring that their knowledge and expertise remain relevant and up-to-date.

Ultimately, hiring a licensed building practitioner is an investment in the long-term safety and value of your property. It’s a decision that ensures peace of mind and quality assurance for the duration of your project.