If you are planning to build a new home, it’s likely that you have heard about licensed building practitioners. They are also known as LBPs. These building practitioners have been assessed to be competent in terms of carrying out restricted building work for general structure and weather resistance of residential buildings.
What is a Licensed Building Practitioner
A licensed building practitioner can accomplish or supervise restricted building tasks.
In general, you need to use the services of Licensed building practitioners (LBPs) for projects that are considered complex. Restricted building works, refers to work that requires building consent and one affects the home’s weathertightness, primary structure, and/or fire safety design.
The primary structure includes parts of the building that bear the vertical and horizontal loads like floors, walls, beams, columns, and bracing, foundations, and subfloor framing. Walls include internal linings, framing, and brick/block.
Weathertightness includes the parts of the building that help control the moisture content within the building fabric. These parts include claddings and cavities, damp-proofing, water-proofing and some doors, windows, and skylights.
Fire safety design, on the other hand, applies to townhouses and small-to-medium-sized apartments.
LBPs are registered and are required to ensure that their skills and knowledge are continually up to date. They are licensed according to what they do. Such licenses may include the following: roofing, site, carpentry, brick and block laying, foundations, design, and external plastering.
Your choice of a tradesperson, designer, or builder is highly significant since not all building practitioners are licensed.
Licensed building practitioners are needed because we all want to have warm and safe homes that are designed to last. If the building work is critical to the safety and efficiency of the building, this means that it could be restricted building work. It is required for you to use a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) to ensure that the restricted building work is carried out to a sound level. It only takes a quick check to figure out if a worker is licensed.
The major advantage of an LBP is the fact that they are tested and approved building professionals. This serves as a guarantee to the homeowner that the builder is professional, skilled, and knowledgeable. This gives the homeowners as well as the managers peace of mind, assured that the work being conducted on the building is of high quality.
If you want to find out more about licensed building practitioners, you simply have to check the public online registry of LBPs. Through this portal, it’s easy to find an LBP that is most suitable for your building work. You will also be able to check if the LBP has been disciplined in the last three years.
The Homeworld Difference
Homeworld is a building company that are licensed building practitioners. They also offer the Master Builder Guarantee along with the proven and tested suppliers and contractors to ensure that you will have a perfect home.
Why leave it to chance when building a new home? With Homeworld by your side you are able to take advantage of over 40 years home building expertise from a family, locally run business.