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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.


  • 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.

  • Certificate of Occupancies required for new houses in SA

    From 19th March 2021, Certificate of Occupancies (CoO) will become mandatory for new houses. This means an additional administration procedures must be undertaken before people move in.

  • Chain of custody – Do you know where your products are from? (93KB)

    This information sheet demonstrates how the supply chain can operate in purchasing building products and what verification process should be used, for both imported and domestically manufactured products, to ensure the builder and the consumer are protected.

  • Changes to NBN in New Developments (66KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet sets out the changes to the NBN policy that introduces charges for new developments to receive NBN infrastructure.

  • Clever kitchens

    A kitchen upgrade can be one of the most exciting and important changes you make to your home. It can also involve a significant investment, so you want to make sure you do it properly.

  • Client supplied products - what should a builder check? (89KB)

    This information sheet is intended to provide builders with guidance on how to manage a contract where the client supplies, and perhaps installs, a product that is required to comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

  • Cold weather concreting (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides help for builders when specifying concrete to take account of the season and the time of placement.

  • Concrete En-Counter (91KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on using concrete as a kitchen counter or benchtop.

  • 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.

  • Corrosion protection for sheet metal roofing (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the BCA requirements for coating of steel roofing to protect it from corrosion where it is exposure to salt water environments.