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Guidelines for domestic building work - names and registration number

June 24, 2019

HIA reminds builders that they are required to include their name and registration number on all advertisements and written quotes for domestic building work.

Sections 169H of the Building Act 1993  states that builders should include their name and registration number in all advertisements and written offers for domestic building work. Section 169I further requires registered builders who are part of a partnership to provide their name and registration number on all advertisements and written quotes for domestic building work.

Registered builders who are directors of a registered building company must ensure that their advertisements and written quotes state whether the builders or their companies will be completing the proposed domestic building work.

These requirements cover all forms of advertisements from social media posts to television and radio segments. However it does not extend to promotional material like business cards, or any other items bearing the company logo, such as pens and uniforms.

The HIA recommends builders be careful when advertising their businesses. Failure to meet the requirements set out in sections 169H and 169I of the Building Act 1993 could lead to fines of up to $9,671.40.

For further information, please contact Workplace Services on 1300 650 620.