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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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  • Checking your insulation: What to look for and ask for (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains what to look for when buying insulation to make sure it meets the requirements of the BCA and Australian Standards.

  • Clean up of bush fire affected areas - NSW

    The recent fires across the state have caused immense damage to property and lives. With the large amount of properties damaged, the NSW Government is providing a free clean-up service. Before you begin any work in a bushfire affected property take a few minutes to read the important information about clean-up of affected properties.

  • Clever kitchens

    A kitchen upgrade can be one of the most exciting and important changes you make to your home. It can also involve a significant investment, so you want to make sure you do it properly.

  • 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.

  • Combustible Cladding Changes Update - NSW (375KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of recent legislative changes in NSW for combustible cladding, that predominatly effect Class 2-9 buildings.

  • Compliance information for kitchen and bathroom businesses - ACT (90KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines compliance information for kitchen and bathroom businesses in ACT.

  • Complying development in bushfire areas - NSW

    This information sheet has been prepared to assist HIA members to understand the regulations and guidelines regarding use of complying development in bushfire areas in NSW.

  • Concrete En-Counter (91KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on using concrete as a kitchen counter or benchtop.

  • Condensation in houses (341KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the potential problems that can occur in a house if condensation occurs, and ways that the different rooms in a house can be managed to ensure they are well ventilated and reduce the risk of moisture creating a problem through condensation.