We are registered Master Builders.
In our industry, it’s not enough just to be Trade Qualified. To prove our pedigree, as well as to show our commitment to our clients, we qualified as Registered Master Builders.
But not all builders meet the strict criteria to become a Registered Master Builder. You need to prove your building experience, trade or professional qualifications and practical management experience, all of which are assessed.
Our workmanship was inspected and previous clients were contacted, to ensure that our work was of a high standard and satisfied our clients’ expectations. We also had to provide evidence of financial responsibility with written references from our bank, accountants and building material suppliers.
We passed with flying colours and continue to operate a strong cash positive business with robust systems. Re-certification occurs regularly, with checks on financial viability and more importantly our workmanship.
When engaging us to build a new home, or perform any alterations or additions, we offer a Master Build Guarantee, which covers loss of deposit, non-completion of the work, defective workmanship and defective materials (conditions apply).
As a Registered Master Builder we offer you:
- a proven track record in building and business
- Master Build Guarantees on residential work with a contract price of $25,000 or more
- peace of mind and formal investigation and complaints settlement procedures
- the protection of consumer-friendly Building Contracts
- full support and backup from our local RMB Association and the national Registered Master Builders Federation.
For more information about the Registered Master Builder Federation, Master Build Services and the Guarantees visit www.masterbuilder.org.nz or our own FAQ section, or call Master Build Services for FREE on 0800 269 119.
We’re also Licensed Building Practitioners
Under the Building Act 2004 the Department of Building and Housing established in November 2007 the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme.
This scheme sets out a regulated process where skilled and/or qualified building practitioners are required to demonstrate their ability to meet industry consulted competencies in order to obtain the status of being a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). The scheme has seven license classes:
- External Plasterers
- Bricklayers and Blocklayers
- Foundation specialist
- Site (These are on-site supervisors or managers)
The Licensed Building Practitioner logo confirms for consumers that the building practitioners they are engaging have been assessed as technically competent in their licensed field.
To retain their licence, an LBP is also to provide the Department with a record of training and activities such as reading industry publications or attending seminars they have undertaken as a means to ensure that their knowledge of their trade stays current in order to retain their licence.
From 1 March 2012 changes to the Building Act 2004 mean that building work (including design work) that relates to either the structure (load-bearing walls; foundations etc) or moisture penetration (roofs; cladding etc) of homes including small to medium sized apartments will be classified as ‘Restricted Building Work’ (RBW).
Restricted Building work, which also includes the design of fire safety systems for small to medium apartments, is deemed to be building work critical to the integrity of a building and therefore required to be carried out by competent, appropriately licensed building practitioners.
Learn more about Licensed Building Practitioners at the Department of Building and Housing’s website here.