Domestic Building contracts may either be:

Standard Form

or

Custom

Standard Form Contracts: Fast Facts

1. Some examples of standard form home building contracts are:

housing-ndustry

Housing Industry Association – Victorian New Homes Contract

master-builders

Master Builder New Homes Contract (HC-7)

consumer-affairs-victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria Domestic Building Contract

abic

ABIC Simple Works- Domestic Victoria – Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC) are jointly published by Master Builders Australia Limited and the Australian Institute of Architects; for projects administered by an architect

2. Standard form contracts for domestic building must be lump sum.

Domestic building contracts by law must be fixed-price or lump-sum contracts.

3. ABIC SW Housing – this is a Simple Work contract issued by the ABIC; for small to medium sized projects.

4. ABIC MW Housing – this is a Major Works contract exclusively for housing projects, wherein payment in stages is adopted. The difference between this and the SW contract, is the added features/clauses that are absent from SW contracts.

Which Domestic Building Contract is Right for Me?

Key Takeaways

How We Can Help

Regardless of what domestic building contract you choose, we can help you. Construction Lawyer Melbourne has a team of specialist construction lawyers who can make an in-depth review of your contract and advise you accordingly.