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Tool kit to manage delays and price increases

Tool kit to manage delays and price increases

HIA Workplace Advisers have fielded a large number of calls from members regarding delays in the supply of building materials from both local and overseas sources across the country, due to the ongoing effect of COVID-19 on this industry. 

Combined with the increase in building activity, there is now significant pressure on the availability of labour and causing price increases across the building supply chain.

Resource tool kit

It’s critical that businesses take time to make good choices despite the pressure that COVID-19 is creating. To help members, we have developed a tool kit of resources to help manage your business needs and your customers:

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How to respond to these challenging times and unique pressures that may be impacting you, your business and your clients.

How to respond to these challenging times and unique pressures that may be impacting you, your business and your clients.

FAQ on how to manage price increases and delays to residential building work.

FAQ on how to manage price increases and delays to residential building work.

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Building delays could void your insurance

HIA understands that insurance policies are not likely to be at the forefront of your mind right now, but construction delays can throw up extra risks to your cover.

Find out more on whether your insurance has you covered.

Helping explain current industry pressures to your customers

There are currently a number of significant and difficult pressures being encountered by builders and trade contractors across Australia.

The combined impact of these pressures over more than 12 months means the industry is facing ongoing rapid increases in building material prices and longer than normal delays in construction times.

HIA has prepared two consumer information sheets to assist members explain to your customers what is causing these pressures and how you can best work together to manage existing home building projects to reach completion.

Members can download these resources and print off to give to clients.

To find out more, contact HIA's Contracts and Compliance team

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