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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.

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  • A timely reminder – correctly engage your sales staff (235KB) This item/page is locked

    Important considerations when engaging independent contractors to consider the practical realities of the relationship in order to prevent any potential liabilities

  • BCA Energy efficiency compliance options (284KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the different BCA compliance pathways for meeting the energy efficiency requirements.

  • 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.

  • BCA Volume One – out of cycle amendment (675KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the changes arising from the BCA Volume One amendment and provides some general information on the BCA Volume One fire safety provisions.

  • Building Indemnity Insurance - SA (237KB) This item/page is locked

    Building indemnity insurance (also known as “home owners warranty insurance”) is a compulsory requirement if you are carrying out any domestic building work of a value equal to or greater than $12,000 which requires approval under the Development Act. It is illegal for you to carry out such building work unless a building indemnity insurance policy is in place. Both your client and the local council must be given a copy of the certificate of insurance.

  • Can I charge for a quote? (170KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines circumstances where a builder may seek to charge a prospective client for a quote.

  • Company Equipment Policy (122KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Contract information for kitchen, bathroom and laundry - SA (101KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines contract information for kitchen, bathroom and laundry in SA.

  • Contracting with Companies (187KB) This item/page is locked

    When contracting with a company , you should consider implementing some protective steps to mitigate the risks which are presented, as outlined in the following information sheet.

  • Control of a Building Site (78KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the importance of keeping control over your building site.