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HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.


  • BCA Gutter Overflow provisions (322KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the BCA gutter overflow requirements that were introduced in 2016.

  • Building on land near airports and flightpaths (185KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines regarding building on land near airports and flightpaths

  • Clean up of bush fire affected areas - NSW

    The recent fires across the state have caused immense damage to property and lives. With the large amount of properties damaged, the NSW Government is providing a free clean-up service. Before you begin any work in a bushfire affected property take a few minutes to read the important information about clean-up of affected properties.

  • Condensation management NCC 2019 changes explained

    The National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 introduced new provisions to help minimize the impacts of condensation within houses and apartments.

  • Energy Verification Reference Building Method (200KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been developed to provide information regarding applying BCA Verification Method V2.6.2.2

  • Home renovations & Asbestos (279KB)

    This information sheet assist builders and home owners to recognise which building materials in an existing house may contain asbestos.

  • Leaving frames exposed to the weather

    Guidance on temporarily bracing of structure to ensure it remains unaffected in the event that you may need to pause the construction of a house for an extended period of time.

  • Mandatory sprinkler protection for Class 2 & 3 buildings (245KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the changes included in the 2019 National Construction Code that have introduced mandatory sprinkler requirements for Class 2 & 3 buildings that has a rise in storey of 4 or more storeys. Information on the different methods for compliance, including the use of drinking water or hydrant sprinkler systems is provided, and includes a summary of the offsets that can be made to other fire protection provisions when using sprinklers.

  • NCC Energy Efficiency Verification Using Reference Building Method

    This information sheet provides advice to members about the release of a video by the ABCB on changes to reference building method and how to apply the method.

  • New Mandatory Stage Inspection - Vic (175KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the new mandatory stage inspection for certain Class 2-9 buildings as part of the revised Victorian Building Regulations 2018.