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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.

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  • 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.

  • Glancing light on plasterboard (83KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains how the overall appearance of plasterboard can be affected by ‘glancing light’ and the choice of decoration in a home.

  • Hardwood timber decking board installation (139KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet sets out to address several design, installation and maintenance issues that, if ignored, can lead to serious problems; principally premature deterioration of the timber deck boards.

  • How to Fix Plasterboard Ceiling (157KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides advice about the correct application and fixing of plasterboard sheeting to help ensure a trouble free ceiling.

  • How to Get Stamped Concrete Right (79KB) This item/page is locked

    The quality of stamped concrete depends on the experience of the applicator. Planning and management of the process by the applicator is essential.

  • How to avoid rust (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on corrosion of metal building products to raise awareness of this potentially expensive problem.

  • 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.

  • Outdoor kitchens - Choosing the right products and materials (87KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains what builders should think about when designing an outdoor kitchen area for a customer to ensure that the materials used will last the test of time and outdoor wear and tear.

  • Product conformance & the BCA Part 1 (99KB)

    The aim of this series of information sheets is to provide guidance to manufacturers and suppliers so that they can determine whether their product needs to conform to the BCA, and if so and identify the relevant steps to verify the product’s conformance.

  • Product conformance & the BCA Part 2 (97KB)

    The aim of this information sheet is to provide guidance to manufacturers and suppliers about how they can identify and undertake the relevant steps to evaluate how a product can prove that it meets the relevant performance requirements of the BCA.