We’re aware that the current shortages of labour and building materials, particularly timber, are causing some delays and price increases for home building projects.
A new factsheet has been developed to provide information to consumers about their rights if they are experiencing issues with a building project for a new home, renovation or extension.
The factsheet outlines:
- the circumstances where the price stated in a domestic building work contract may change
- resolving a dispute if a price increase seems to be excessive or unjustified
- dealing with delays to a building project, depending on the reasons for the delay.
Read the factsheet A guide to price increases for home building work contracts.pdf
For tips and advice about building projects more generally see Building, extending & renovating a home - A consumer guide