Increased protection for residential building work

In the wake of the leaky building saga Cabinet has introduced more prescriptive requirements around residential building work.

Following the building act amendments in 2013, the Government has finally announced details around requirements for residential building projects over $30,000. These requirements will take effect from 1 January 2015.

They key changes require builders of residential work to:

  • have a written contract
  • provide information around their relevant skills, experience and qualifications; and
  • disclose their insurance and warranty cover.

The proposed changes are to ensure that adequate protection is maintained in the residential building industry. At a time when building activity is at its highest in a decade, the government is conscious that there is an increased risk that corner cutting may occur.

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