Restricted building work (RBW)

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Restricted building work (RBW)

Restricted Building Work was introduced in 2012 to help ensure New Zealand homes are structurally sound and weathertight. Only Licensed Building Practitioners can carry out or supervise RBW, although you can build, renovate or repair your own home using Owner-Builder Exemption provided you qualify.

For more information on Restricted Building Work (RBW), Licenced Building Practitioners (LBPs) and Home Owner-Builder Exemptions please see the MBIE website links below:

Restricted Building Work

Carrying out restricted building work

Find licensed people for restricted building work

Obligations and responsibilities of Home-Owner Builder and their Building Project