From March 1, most residential construction work which already requires building consents will need to be undertaken by licensed building practitioners.
Most industry practitioners were aware of the changes, but it was also important anyone considering any “DIY” work on their home knew about the new requirements. –Neil McLeod, DCC building control
### ODT Online Sun, 22 Jan 2012
Campaign to improve quality in building sector
By Matthew Haggart
A legislation change to ensure building practitioners are licensed for the construction work they carry out on houses will bring better accountability to the sector in the wake of the leaky homes scandal, industry authorities say. The Department of Building and Housing has launched a two-year campaign which is aimed at improving the quality of building in New Zealand and increasing the confidence of consumers – just weeks before a legislation change takes effect.
(via ODT) Licensed building practitioners include:
• External plasterers
Restricted building work categories:
• Fire safety systems and alarms
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr