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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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  • 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

  • Permits and inspections

    From plans to on-site completion, there are a number of different people and organisations involved in checking that the construction of your home complies with local planning and building laws.

  • Pre-wiring

    Your decision to buy a brand new home opens up many unique possibilities. One of the most valuable is the opportunity to have your new home pre-wired for both today and tomorrow's communications choices.

  • Principles of Life Cycle Assessment (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet introduces LCA and how it can be used as a decision making tool for the assessment of building products, when the builder or owner is interested in considering the overall environmental impact of a building.

  • 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.