In April 2021 MBIE sought feedback from Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) and those who engage with them on potential issues within the LBP scheme.
Overall, the feedback affirmed that the potential issues have been accurately identified and shows there are high levels of support for changes in these areas. This feedback will be used to further strengthen the scheme – a stronger LBP scheme means builders and designers have the right skills, knowledge, and experience to do quality building work and increase consumer confidence in the scheme.
While the submissions highlighted instances where poor building work is happening, these instances are minor, and most LBPs and tradespeople performing to high professional standards. While the LBP scheme is an important part of ensuring that building work meets the required standards, it is also only one part of a wider system that delivers safe, durable, and healthy buildings.