You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a Commercial Builder.
Commercial Builders are responsible for the construction of shops, offices, factories and other buildings. They also examine clients' plans and documents, tender for projects, submit plans to a Building Surveyor for approval and organise inspections of building work.
There are two classes of Commercial Builder registration:
- Unlimited: a Commercial Builder (unlimited) may perform, manage and arrange any commercial building work.
- Limited: a Commercial Builder (limited) may perform only the components of building work specified on their certificate of registration.
A Commercial Builder (limited) may apply for registration in one or more of the following classes:
- blinds and awnings: erecting external blinds and awnings
- damp-proofing: repairing buildings damaged by damp, including replacing rotten timber
- fitout - non-structural: includes internal partitions, counters (freestanding), suspended ceilings and fire sprinkler systems, replacing non-load bearing structures.
- fitout - structural: alterations to shop fronts, internal works, load bearing structures and fixtures
- greenhouse: erecting commercial greenhouses
- low rise: work up to 15 metres, excavations up to three metres and cellars and basements to 2.5 metres, all building work including non-structural
- re-stumping: re-stumping, re-blocking, repairs to flooring, plaster and roof material damaged by re-blocking
- shade structures: includes erecting shade structures, advising clients on building materials, specifications, and construction methods; complying with all planning, building legislation and preparation of permit applications;
- sign erection: signs attached to buildings or freestanding signs on a building site; lighting poles over eight metres
- steel erection: steel frames, piers, foundations and external cladding
- structural landscaping: fences, pergolas, gazebos, retaining walls, ornamental structures, site preparation and landscape paving, landform structures requiring fabricated internal support
- underpinning: underpinning existing structures and associated works
- waterproofing: the use of waterproofing membranes to the interior, exterior, below ground and remedial areas of a building.
You must register with the VBA eToolbox to access the required forms.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information.