Building and construction can be complex. Even ‘simple’ buildings comprise many thousands of building products and materials. Choosing and using the right materials and products is important whether your building project is a small renovation, major alteration, maintenance of an existing building, or a completely new build.
All building work in Australia must meet certain performance and legal requirements. This ensures our buildings are safe, healthy and durable which means we all can have confidence in their performance.
In recent years concerns have been raised about the risks of using substandard (‘non-conforming’) products or materials, or using products and materials incorrectly (‘non-complying’).
What are non-conforming building products? Here you will find the difference between non-conforming and conforming products and examples of each.
The requirements for building products are set through the National Construction Code, state and territory building and planning laws and other specialist regulatory regimes.
Your role in the supply chain can mean that you have specific obligations or duties to check and assure that the right products are used and used correctly. This page contains details on the responsibilities of different roles involved in the building industry.
Find out about the a range of methods and schemes that can be used to test and prove that a building product or material is genuine and will do what it is made to do.
If you think a product or material may be non-conforming you can contact the relevant authorities by visiting the Jurisdictional contacts page and select your state or territory.
On this page you can Lodge a Query or report a suspected non-conforming building product.