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Owner builders

Any person can be an owner-builder; however, you must be aware that owner-builders take on all the risks and responsibilities of a registered building practitioner.

Before you decide to do-it-yourself, get the facts on being an owner/builder.

Owner-builders must also obtain a Certificate of Consent from the Building Practitioners Board before they can obtain a building permit to carry out domestic building work if the value of that work is more than $16,000.

For further information regarding owner building, and a copy of the information kit and application form for a Certificate of Consent to be an owner-builder, please visit the owner-builder section of the VBA website.