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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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  • Building near power lines - NSW (192KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines regarding building near overhead and underground power lines

  • Building near trees (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information for builders to consider when building near existing large trees that may create damage to the concrete slab, retaining walls or other parts of the building.

  • Building on land adjacent to a classified road - NSW (202KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines regarding building on land adjacent to a classified road

  • Building on land adjacent to a railway line - NSW (240KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines regarding building on land adjacent to a railway line

  • Building on land near airports and flightpaths (185KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines regarding building on land near airports and flightpaths

  • Building permit documentation: keeping records (62KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides advice on how a builder should manage the necessary documentation to ensure building work can continue and an occupation certificate issued where a building surveyor has been suspended part way through building work.

  • Building practices for superior quality

    In respect to new home construction you will occasionally hear comments such as 'they don't build them like they used to' or 'new homes are put together too fast'. When it comes to home construction, some people still long for the 'good old days'.

  • Building product - are you getting what you paid for? (87KB)

    This information sheet provides HIA members with general advice about ways to protect your business and ensure that the building materials and products you buy and receive on site meet the relevant building laws and standards and that they are fit for purpose.

  • Building product technical information: What should you be looking for? (90KB)

    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 builders, designers, and building certifiers to identify the right information in relation to any building product being used on a project to verify that it is fit for the purpose you intend to use it.

  • COVID-19 and Employee Leave

    Do you need to know the types of leave available to your workplace and employees if affected by COVID-19?