Domestic building work is work associated with the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home. Homes are class 1, 2 and 4 buildings, and associated class 10 buildings (see Building classes).
There are 30 classes of domestic building work.
People registered in the class of Domestic Builder Unlimited are responsible for carrying out, or managing or arranging the carrying out of all components of domestic building work for the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home.
A person registered in a Domestic Builder Limited class may be limited to carrying out, or managing or arranging the carrying out of certain types of domestic building work, such as being limited to carpentry work or glazing work.
Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as a building practitioner in domestic building work? There are different qualifications and experience requirements for registration in each class and/or component of domestic building work.
To see what skills and experience is required and find out if you are eligible, go to What is domestic building work?
Forms should be saved to your computer. Open them in Acrobat Reader, type in the requested details (do not handwrite; it will take longer for us to process) and then print and sign.
There's a chart on the first page listing what is needed and outlining the application process. Completion of a separate Experience Statement is no longer required.
Please note that the application forms were updated on 28 July 2020, and any applications submitted from that date must be on the new forms. If you use an old application form, it will delay the progress of your application.
Domestic Builder Unlimited
Domestic Builder Limited – classes limited to components of domestic building work
We have introduced new application forms for these classes. Download the relevant Registration Application Form and Technical Referee Report below. Completion of a separate Experience Statement is no longer required.
If you intend to carry out only one of the below components of work under one domestic building contract, you do not need to be registered.
If you will be carrying out two or more of these components, registration is required.
If you are in a partnership
There are specific requirements for partnership applications. To find out more go to Partnerships.