B.A. (Env Des) Dip. Arch. RAIA
Board of Architects Registration Number 5690
Telephone 02 4268 3330

PO Box 3053
Austinmer NSW 2515

Builder Agreement Form
BCRP Request for Quotation form


Builder Eligibility 

  • All builders intending to do work requiring home building compensation cover (currently only available through the HBCF) must first apply for eligibility through their appointed Distributor with Icare.
  • Obtaining eligibility means that you’ve been assessed by our Eligibility Risk Manager and have been granted the entitlement to apply to Icare for certificates of insurance or cover for individual home building projects.
  • Eligibility is granted as a combined limit of Approved Open Job Value and Approved Open Job Number, with a Maximum Contract Value limit placed on jobs according to their Construction Type (C01 to C09).
  • Other conditions can be placed on a grant of eligibility including the requirement to participate in the Building Contract Review Program (BCRP).

BCRP Purpose

The purpose of the BCRP is to provide an independent review of a Builder’s preparation to contract for building project (Project) and their competency to manage the completion of that Project to acceptable industry standards.

The BCRP is intended to test the competence of the Builder to complete a Project and not their compliance with building standards. BCRP services are intended to be a transition phase for Builders to gain meaningful experience through the support of a BCRP Service Provider.


The BCRP aims to assist the following builder groups with access to Home Building Compensation Scheme eligibility who might not meet the eligibility requirements otherwise:

(i) new entrants to the building industry who have never before entered into a building contract with a home owner of $50,000 or more (or has never been a key manager within a building business that did so);

(ii) where the Builder has no demonstrated experience in commencing and successfully completing Projects of a similar nature to the ones requested for home warranty building compensation cover; and

(iii) where the Builder’s Project gross margins have been identified as requiring further review as part of their Home Building Compensation Scheme eligibility assessment.

When is the BCRP condition applied?

When all other relevant financial and non-financial requirements are met for HBCF eligibility, BCRP participation may be required for Builders who:

  • have never contracted and completed construction of a new single dwelling or alteration project;
  • are proposing to contract a larger or more complex project than their experience supports; or
  • have never before contracted with a developer and completed construction of a multi-unit project as the key manager within a building business.

Note: BCRP is not to be applied to projects under $50,000 (GST inclusive)

A BCRP service provider, will:

  • review contract documents for a project to ensure that a detailed budget includes a gross margin that is reasonable for the project type, size, value and other project requirements
  • determine if a schedule of performance reviews, including site inspections, to ensure builder supervision and contract administration is appropriate
  • make sure a project is running to budget and its contract completion date
  • undertake reviews and report on the progress or development of builder competence relating to specific areas that have been reviewed. A written report is to be provided to both our Eligibility Risk Manager, Corporate Scorecard, and the builder.