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CBS updates
24 June 2021

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 PDF icon 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