Domestic Online

Domestic Online is an on-line specification editor that significantly streamlines the specification writing process for domestic projects. It includes the same content as BUILDING Domestic but editing is done by choosing items from a selection tree rather than directly editing a Word file. Changes to your specification can also be made more quickly; you simply select new items from the selection tree and de select items no longer required; your specification is updated automatically!

Domestic Online is for building designers specifying site and building works for residential projects. It also includes worksections for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical services design and installation.
Intended use

Project types

  • New detached dwellings
  • Alterations and additions to existing dwellings

Size and complexity

Less complex single dwellings of standard residential construction

Typical users

Architects and building designers

Subscription options

Single Project Subscription
Create a specification for a project
at one address only
$90.00 + GST Each

Annual Subscription (BUILDING Domestic)
Create an unlimited number of specifications during the subscription period
$340.00 + GST P.A.


See Domestic subscription costs and conditions for a full comparison of each subscription option.

Cash back for new Annual subscriptions

If, within a week of paying for a Single Project Subscription to Domestic Online you submit a completed order and payment authorisation form for an Annual Subscription, the cost of using it for the first time will be deducted from the Annual Subscription.

Try before you buy

You can try Domestic Online before deciding whether to subscribe.

To access Domestic Online you will need to create an account, requiring your name and email address. To get started, click here, then click on the Create Account button

What you can do for free

  • Create a project
  • Select items to be included in your specification from the selection tree
  • Preview your specification online
  • Complete the schedules selected

Additional things you can do after payment

  • Annual Subscription: Download and print an editable Word document of your specification
  • Single Project Subscription: Download and print a non-editable Word document of your specification




Single Project subscription:

  • Online access for 6 months from the date of payment to create a project specification for a single address. Unlimited amendments to the specification can be made within the 6 month subscription period.
  • Downloadable, NON-EDITABLE Word documents watermarked with the project address. All editing has to be done online.


Annual Subscription:

  • Online access for the duration of the subscription period (2 year minimum) to create an unlimited number of specifications.
  • Downloadable, fully editable Word documents of all specifications created online.
  • Fully searchable pdf version of BUILDING Domestic with highlighted updates.
  • Package CD.
  • Domestic Online is included in the BUILDING Domestic package. See full product details

All Domestic Online subscriptions:

  • Guidance text to assist specification decision making (in online preview only; not in downloaded Word document).
  • The content of the online specification preview automatically updates to reflect the latest BUILDING Domestic Update.
  • Instructional guides and technical resources including TECHnotes.
  • Branded worksections.

 Upgrading from a Single Project Subscription to an Annual Subscription

After upgrading your subscription, specifications created under the Single Project Subscription will behave the same way as those created under an Annual Subscription. That is, you will be able to create editable Word documents. Note though, for a document created under a Single Project Subscription to become editiable, it will need to be downloaded from Domestic Online again.


Worksections included

0121 Tender form

0131 Preliminaries

0171 General requirements

0184 Termite management

0201 Demolition

0221 Site management

0222 Earthwork

0223 Service trenching

0241 Landscape - walling and edging

0242 Landscape – fences and barriers

0250 Landscape – gardening

0271 Pavement base and subbase

0274 Concrete pavement

0276 Segmental pavers – sand bed

0310 Concrete

0331 Brick and block construction

0342 Light steel framing

0382 Light timber framing

0383 Sheet flooring and decking

0411 Waterproofing

0421 Roofing

0431 Cladding

0451 Windows and glazed doors

0453 Doors and access panels

0454 Overhead doors

0455 Door hardware

0467 Glass components

0471 Thermal insulation and sarking membranes

0511 Lining

0551 Joinery

0572 Miscellaneous appliances and fixtures

0611 Rendering and plastering

0612 Cementitious toppings

0621 Waterproofing – wet areas

0631 Ceramic tiles

0651 Resilient finishes

0652 Carpets

0654 Engineered panel floors

0655 Timber flooring

0656 Floor sanding and finishing

0671 Painting

0702 Mechanical design and install

0802 Hydraulic design and install

0902 Electrical design and install