Posted: 31 March 2017
Our second article is about Schedule 1 – exempt building work, which is part one of a three-part series that will feature Codewords over the next few publications.
In part one of this series we deal with some of the basic fundamentals of Schedule 1 and then drill down on four specific exemptions: detached dwellings not exceeding 10m2, retaining walls, fences and hoardings and decks, platform, bridges and boardwalks.
We get many varied queries about Schedule 1 and a significant number of complaints that go to the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) include building work completed using Schedule 1. In a recent Board decision, Northland-based LBP Grant Tromp’s licence was cancelled for three breaches of the Building Act 2004, when he undertook work beyond his competency and failed to secure a building consent when one was required.
In other news we recently licensed the 20,000th LBP carpenter which represents a significant milestone for the Scheme. Carpenters currently account for 66 per cent of the 30,500 licences issued.
Thanks for reading – until the next LBP update,
Registrar Building Practitioner Licensing