Home builders warranty is compulsory in NSW for all jobs over $20,000 under the Home Building Act 1989.
As an approved broker by iCare HBCF with over 16 years’ experience you can trust that we have the knowledge to assist you efficiently and effectively in your builder’s warranty needs.
The Home Building Compensation Fund provides a safety net for homeowners in NSW faced with incomplete and defective building work carried out by a builder or tradesperson.
Licensed builders/tradespeople that take on residential work valued at $20,000 or more need insurance cover through HBCF. They must obtain this cover before starting any work or taking any money under the contract, including the deposit.
How to get started with HBW Solutions
We facilitate the process for risk assessment of builders and tradespeople to determine their eligibility to obtain insurance cover. Certificates of Eligibility set out how much work a contractor can take on at any one time.
Once a builder or tradesperson has eligibility, they can apply for a Certificate of Insurance for individual projects which they contract to do.
Builders Self Service Portal
If you would prefer to request the certificates directly the online portal enables builders to apply for certificates of insurance online and access their information on the HBCF database.