Domestic building work encompasses most work on or in connection with the construction of a home. This includes any associated landscaping, paving and the erection or construction of any building or fixture with the home (such as retaining structures, driveways, fencing, garages, carports, workshops, swimming pools or spas) and the supply of lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water supply, sewerage or drainage to the home.
Domestic building work also extends to the renovation, alteration, extension or improvement or repair of a home, including any site works related to this work. Domestic building work also included the preparation of plans or specifications for the carrying out of the work referred to above.
Whenever a builder is doing domestic building work for an owner and the job value is $5,000 or more, the builder must be a registered building practitioner(DB-U & DB-L) and execute a major domestic building contract with the owner. Examples of conforming major domestic building contracts are: the New Homes Contract (HC-6), Home Improvements Contract (HIC-5) and the Australian Building Industry Contract Simple Works Contract – ABIC SW(Housing) 2008. see also http://www.mbav.com.au/vpLink.aspx?ID=8081
Last update: 2010-12-21 01:54
Author: Vic Vrsecky