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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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  • New business to business (B2B) unfair contract laws (67KB)

    Member information sheet on new unfair contract laws applying on contracts involving small businesses

  • New requirements for garage doors in cyclonic areas (190KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the new requirements for garage doors in cyclonic regions and provides guidance to builders who may have jobs in progress and need to understand when the new rules apply.

  • 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.

  • Overview of the requirements for raft slabs (211KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the requirements for raft slabs as set out in AS 2870.

  • PAYG Withholding - Avoid Making Mistakes on Payment Summaries (132KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines what to do and what not to do when filling out PAYG payment summaries

  • Payroll Tax Act - Service Contracts (240KB)

    This information sheet outlines payroll tax eligibility and obligations for contractors

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Professional services list

    The HIA is often asked by members and consumers alike to recommend a solicitor who practises in the area of building and construction and related areas. Unfortunately, the HIA cannot do this, as it is not in a position to warrant the skills of a particular legal firm or lawyer. However, what the HIA can do is to set out a list of solicitors or professionals who are sufficiently interested in the area of building and construction to go to the trouble of becoming a member of the HIA.