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Welcome to Licensed building practitioners (LBPs)

LBPs are designers, carpenters, brick and blocklayers, roofers, external plasterers, site and foundations specialists who have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building's structure or weathertightness.

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Keep on top of your skills maintenance

Being licensed means you must maintain your skills and knowledge.

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Keep on top of your skills maintenance


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The Building Practitioners Board is seeking new members.

The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) is an integral part of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme.

The Board is independent of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment though the Ministry supports its role and functions.

Board members are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Building and Construction.


What the Board does...

The Board’s functions are divided into four main areas

  • Hear appeals against licensing decisions made by the Registrar
  • Investigate and hear complaints about the conduct of Licensed Building Practitioners
  • Approve rules about Licensed Building Practitioners (the LBP Rules)
  • Report annually to the Minister for Building and Construction on its activities.
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