Engineered stone ban

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Domestic building contracts and engineered stone

From 1 July 2024, the supply or installation of engineered stone products will be banned.

This means engineered stone products, for example kitchen or bathroom stone benchtops, panels or slabs, must be installed by 30 June 2024. If installation has not occurred by 30 June, that part of your domestic building contract cannot be fulfilled.

If your contract includes supplying or installing an engineered stone product, talk to your builder or supplier.

You can agree to a contract variation that will either:

  • substitute the supply and installation of an alternative product, or
  • remove the clause from the contract.

We encourage both sides to negotiate for a fair outcome. If there is a dispute about the contract, see Building disputes, defects and delays.

A builder must not vary a domestic building contract without the building owner’s prior written approval. See section 37 of the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995.

For more information about the ban and guidance for builders, visit the WorkSafe website.