What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to the construction of non-habitable building structures)?
Within this domestic builder limited class of registration, the work is limited to the construction of non-habitable building structures associated with homes. It includes the construction of only the following above ground and free standing structures:
- Private garages and carports:
- associated with a class 1 building, or
- any separate single storey garage associated with another building where such garage contains not more than three vehicle spaces
- Sheds, cabanas, gazebos and shade structures
It is important to note though, that the work does not include:
- The construction of retaining walls that are not part of the non-habitable building structure
- Electrical or plumbing work that must be undertaken by licensed practitioners
- The construction of external bathrooms, kitchens or laundries
What experience is required to apply to become a Domestic Builder (limited to the construction of non-habitable building structures)?
For all domestic building work, general experience is required. You can find out more information regarding the general experience required in our ‘What General Experience is Required for Registration as a Domestic Builder‘ blog.
In addition to the general experience required, you must also be able to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities showing a high level of competence and to a professional standard:
- Carrying out, managing or arranging the excavations of the site required for the work to be undertaken
- Establishing the levels and preparing footings where required (including stumps, slabs, pad footings etc.)
- Carrying out or managing the erection of frames, floors and walls of the non-habitable building structure
- Installing appropriate doors and windows to specifications
- Constructing retaining walls when they are a part of the non-habitable building structure
In addition to the general and work specific experience requirements, it is recommended that applicants hold prescribed qualifications as mentioned in our ‘Pathways to Builders Registration‘ blog.
Source: Victorian Building Authority
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