Who can do restricted building work
Restricted building work is design or construction work that's critical to the integrity of a building.
It includes the design and construction of:
- the primary structure (for example, foundations and framing) – to make sure the building can withstand vertical and horizontal loads
- the external envelope (for example, roofing and cladding) – to make sure the building is weather-tight.
If you’re doing restricted building work, the work must be done by a licensed building practitioner (LBP), unless you meet the criteria for an owner-builder exemption.
Definitions of restricted work
Finding licensed building practitioners (LBPs)
Finding other tradespeople
Depending on your project, you may also need to hire a registered electrician, plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer.
Your lead contractor will often manage hiring subcontractors (like electricians and plumbers) themselves.
Choosing a building practitioner – Building Performance
Hiring a builder or a tradesperson – Consumer protection