Domestic Builder Limited – Construction of Gates and Fences

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to the Construction of Gates and Fences)?


This limited class of domestic building work is limited to the construction of gates and fences for homes. It involves planning, preparing, setting out and installing different types of fences and gates to a home.


It includes construction and dismantling all types of fencing of any type of material, and associated manual and automatic gates, including safety barriers for swimming pools and spas.



What experience is required to apply to become a Domestic Builder (limited to the Construction of Gates and Fences)?


For all domestic building work, general experience is required. You can find out more about what general experience is required in our past blog ‘What General Experience is Required for Registration as a Domestic Builder‘.


In addition to the general experience, you will also need to be able to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities showing a high level of competence and to a professional standard:


  • setting out the fence line in consultation with a land surveyor or property owner
  • dismantling existing fences and gates according to job specifications
  • determining bracing on gates
  • installing a prefabricated / modular fence and associated gates
  • installing hardware and operable components, including opening systems
  • mixing, placing and finishing concrete appropriate to the work


In addition to the general and work specific experience, it is recommended that participants hold prescribed qualifications as mentioned in our ‘Pathways to Builders Registration‘ blog.



To find out more information about your pathway towards becoming a Registered Building Practitioner or the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification contact Parker Brent on 1300 773 737 or send us a web enquiry.