If your project is above $30,000 in cost, your builder MUST give you a contract, together with the ‘Prescribed Checklist‘ that includes a number of other items. If your project is worth less than $30,000 you can still ask for a contract, and we strongly recommend you do. The main builder organisations offer their own contracts but you don’t have to use these and there are alternatives available. Click here to go to the Buildsafe website where you can download contracts for free. Ensure your lawyer looks the contract over before signing.