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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.


  • 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.

  • Retaining Walls (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides some basic information about types of retaining walls that can be constructed around the home to manage cut and fill and garden areas.

  • Reviewing the contract

    Before signing anything, you need to carefully review the contract document. Take your time and make sure that all points are covered and that all schedules are attached and noted in the contract.

  • Revised NBN Design Guidelines (62KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheets explains the changes made by the NBN Co to their design standards for new subdivisions and new multi dwelling projects which require NBN fibre ready pit and pipe to be installed.

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

    This information sheet provides a breakdown of the key NCC 2019 Volume One Section J energy Efficiency changes.

  • Security interests in personal property – new laws commence (199KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the recent national laws governing the creation, enforcement and priority of security interests in personal property

  • Security of Payment Laws in SA - Adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (the "Act")

    Legal and Industrial Relations help for home builders, trade contractors and manufacturers and suppliers working in the home building industry.