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Home building and renovating 

Proposed changes to Home Building laws


The New South Wales Government is reforming Home Building laws. Homeowners can learn more on our Review of home building legislation page.

Are you thinking of building your dream home? Maybe you're about to renovate, extend or repair your existing home.

NSW Fair Trading:

  • plays a major role in promoting fair trading 
  • protects consumers within the NSW residential building industry
  • is responsible for setting and maintaining the standard of competence for builders and tradespeople working in the industry.

The Home Building Act 1989 requires builders and tradespeople to be licensed for the work that they do, and to have proper contracts and insurance in place for most jobs.

In this section you will find a range of useful information to help you understand your rights and responsibilities when you build or renovate your home.

Preparing for building or renovating
Selecting a tradesperson or builder
The building process
Contracts
Home warranty insurance
Insurance
Becoming an owner-builder
Building a pool
After you build or renovate
Resolving building disputes

Listen to information about your home and building or renovating your home

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