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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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  • 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.

  • Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019 - QLD

    This Information Sheet provides a reproduced copy of a recent news flash developed by the Department of Housing and Public Works Queensland on new plumbing and drainage laws that came into effect on 1 July 2019.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Record-Keeping Checklist for Employer Contributions (343KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines an employer’s superannuation record-keeping requirements.

  • Required facilities for Class 1 buildings (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared to explain the requirements for private amenities and facilities in all Class 1 buildings as set out in BCA Volume 2 - Housing Provisions.