Restricted Building Work
From 1 March 2012, only LBPs will be allowed to carry out or supervise 'restricted building work' (design work that is critical to the integrity of a building).
Therefore, a consent application that involves restricted building work will need to include the names of LBP's carrying out or supervising that work.
See section 45(1)(e) of the Building Act
The Government will detail restricted building work before 2012, but it is likely to include the design and construction of a house or small-medium sized apartments:
- primary structure (e.g., foundations and framing) - to ensure the building can withstand vertical and horizontal loads.
- external envelope (e.g., roofing and cladding) - to ensure the building is weathertight
- fire safety systems (e.g., sprinklers, fire alarms) - to ensure people are adequately protected from the dangers of smoke and fire.
Appropriately licensed LBPs will be responsible for plans and specifications used in a consent application for restricted building work. See section 45(2)-(4) of the Building Act.
For more information about Restricted Building Work, visit the MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Building and Construction.