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  1. | 12 Mar 2014

    RBW for Housing including multi-residential (Minimum purchase: 2)

    Residential Building Works Lump sum contract for housing projects, including multiple units, where the contract sum is more than $500,000 or more.   While not required to comply with the Home Building Contracts Act, this contract is similar to much of the HBW lump sum contract.   The contract is directly between builder and owner […]

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    Home Buyers Construction Guide

    The Guide aims to inform new home buyers about common construction concerns such as plaster cracking, glass scratches and slab cracks, with advice on whether remedial action is necessary. It is an ideal complement to standard contract documents, dealing with expectations about levels of finish and construction standards to be achieved in new homes.

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    DECON 2013 Design and Construct Contract

    DECON 2013 is a Design and Construct contract which is used when the contractor provides all of the services necessary to complete a building project including provision of the design.  The principal engages the contractor to undertake the responsibility for adopting a design that follows the principal’s project requirements and obtaining all licenses, permits, consents, […]

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    ABIC SW-2018 User Guide

    A practice note for general guidance in understanding ABIC SW-2018 Simple Works Contract.

  1. | 17 Jun 2013

    Apprenticeships & Traineeships

    The building industry needs more apprentices and trainees! We want more builders and subcontractors to take on apprentices. Click here for a message from Master Builders’ President. LOOKING FOR AN APPRENTICE OR TRAINEE? If you are looking for an apprentice or trainee, click here. There are great incentives for employers to take on apprentices and […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Timber Floorboards – movement

    There are some important factors you should understand about timber floors. Timber is a natural product that behaves differently through the seasons. Particularly summer and winter. All timber moves to some extent within itself according to the type of fixing. 1mm gaps between some boards are not uncommon. Gaps that open during drier months often […]