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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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  • 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.

  • Commencement notices - Qld (79KB)

    This information sheet explains the requirement for building contractors who are contracting with homeowners, for works valued greater than $20,000 to give their clients a Commencement Notice.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dealing with efflorescence in masonry (49KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains what efflorescence (white salt deposits) within concrete or cement mortar is and how to go about avoiding or treating this should it occur.

  • Design of box gutters for domestic installations (NAT) (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the options in the BCA for the design of box gutters using the either the ACP or the Australian Standard 3500.

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy (123KB) 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.