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Information sheets

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.


  • BASIX DIY Method “Fine-Tuning” - NSW (257KB)

    Intro text – A brief description of the content – this text will be displayed in search results (20-25 words) This Information Sheet has been made to give an overview of what has changed within the DIY part of the BASIX tool.

  • 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.

  • Elements of lifecyle assessment (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared to provide members interested in life cycle assessment of buildings and building materials with information on things to consider in an assessment.

  • 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.

  • Principles of Life Cycle Assessment (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet introduces LCA and how it can be used as a decision making tool for the assessment of building products, when the builder or owner is interested in considering the overall environmental impact of a building.

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

    This information sheet provides a breakdown of the key NCC 2019 Volume One Section J energy Efficiency changes.

  • Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation (50KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on solar photovoltaic panel systems which can be installed on homes to generate their own electricity.

  • Streamlining the Bushfire Rebuild Process (NSW)

    The NSW RFS has commenced a project to assist in the rebuilding efforts in NSW following the 2019/20 bushfires. This will include some BAL capping for houses at BAL-40 and BAL-FZ as part of rebuilding. This information sheet provides information on the new process.