Even the most carefully constructed homes have a certain shelf life. Once they get past it, renovations and upgrades are in order. Most owners feel a strong sense of attachment to their homes; understandably so. They may not prefer handing over the renovation of the house to a complete stranger. No matter how strong the instinct is to pick up the tools and carry out the renovations, it always makes better sense to hire a licensed building practitioner.
Licensed Practitioners include designers, carpenters, brick and block layers, roofers, external plasterers, site and foundations specialists who have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building’s structure, weather tightness and design of fire safety systems.
Having a licensed professional carry out the renovations will increase the lifespan of the house. They undergo an application process, including a written application, verbal testing by proficient assessors, and referees’ confirmation of their work. The practitioners are up to date with the latest trends in the construction industry and upgrade their skills accordingly. Their expertise and professionalism will reflect on the quality of the renovations.
Restricted building work refers to any renovation or repair that involves a certain amount of risk to the person carrying it out. Such restricted work should be performed only by tradespeople who have the necessary license and training. In many cases, it is against the law to let an unprofessional personal perform the restricted work.
Homeowners can identify whether the renovations required fall under the restricted building work category by the following guidelines: