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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.


  • Product conformance & the BCA Part 3 (96KB)

    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.

  • Retaining Walls (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides some basic information about types of retaining walls that can be constructed around the home to manage cut and fill and garden areas.

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

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

  • Selecting The Right Brick (45KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides advice on selecting a brick to ensure that certain performance requirements are considered apart from just the colour and texture. One of the most important things is to ensure you select a brick suitable for the specific site conditions.

  • Small quantities of hand mixed concrete (80KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains how to mix small amounts of concrete for jobs where you don't need a full order of mixed concrete.

  • 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.

  • Technical information on your building products- What should you be providing (98KB)

    This information sheet sets out an approach to the provision of technical information and product technical statements for building products. This approach is intended to assist both manufacturers and suppliers to provide the right type of specific and concise information to builders, designers, and building certifiers using your products to verify that a building product is fit for the purpose they intend to use it for.

  • Tongue & Groove Timber Flooring - Supply, Storage & Ventilation (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet looks at a number of fundamental requirements and procedures that need to be followed to ensure long term performance of Tongue & Groove (T&G) timber flooring placed on the traditional timber bearer and joist systems.

  • What should suppliers know when releasing new building products? (109KB)

    This information sheet is intended to provide guidance to suppliers who are interested in releasing a new building product into the market.