NATSPEC is the National Master Specification for use with projects of all types and sizes. NATSPEC includes most, but not all, technical requirements for the majority of projects. Additional material can be easily incorporated to create a specification custom made for your next project.
NATSPEC specification products are generally supplied on a subscription basis and are updated every April and October. Products are tailored to the needs of the groups below.

Specifications for architects, building designers, interior designers, landscape architects and engineers ...

 
 

Reference specification and information for home owner-builders and contractors...

 
 

Reference specification and quality statement for small tenancy fitout design and construct contracts ...

 
 

 

NATSPEC is the National Master Specification for use with projects of all types and sizes. For each project, you select  the appropriate NATSPEC worksections from the National Classification System and download them using SPECbuilder specification compilation software. NATSPEC worksection Templates are provided as MS Word files which you  edit to suit the project. NATSPEC includes most, but not all, technical requirements for the majority of projects. Additional material can be easily incorporated to create a tailored specification for your next project.

NATSPEC packages are supplied on a subscription basis and are updated every April, in line with the NCC, and October. The following package are designed for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, structural and building services engineers, and home building designers.

Q. Can I try Domestic Online before I purchase a subscription?A. Yes. To do this you will first need to create an account, requiring your name and email address. To get started, click here, then click on the Create Account button. This will allow you to create a specification online but ...

BUILDING Professional is NATSPEC's definitive building specification package with over 150 worksections. It covers site, architectural, interiors, and landscaping and provides design and install worksections for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical services. Demolition, tendering and contract ...

$1990 + GST P.A.

BUILDING Basic is a cut-down version of the BUILDING Professional package for architects and building designers. It is aimed at simple building projects requiring less technical material on products, their execution and scheduling. It contains approximately 90 worksections selected from the ...

$740 + GST P.A.

BUILDING Landscape is for design professionals engaged on site preparation works and all works external to the building but within the site boundary together with mechanical, hydraulic and electrical services design and installation work. Demolition, tendering and contract preliminaries are ...

$740 + GST P.A.

BUILDING Structure is for design professionals engaged on structural work intended for occupation. It covers materials for components that are necessary for the adequate strength and appropriate serviceability behaviour of the buildings. Why you should subscribe to ...

$740 + GST P.A.

Branded worksectionsBUILDING Interior is for design professionals engaged on comprehensive interior projects. It covers interior building and finishing work together with mechanical, hydraulic and electrical services design and installation work. Demolition (interior), tendering and contract ...

$740 + GST P.A.

SERVICES Mechanical is for consultants specifying mechanical services. It includes most commonly used mechanical services and components. Demolition, tendering and contract preliminaries are also covered. It also includes worksections for less complex work. Why you should subscribe to ...

$740 + GST P.A.

SERVICES Combined is for consultants specifying building services. It includes all the material from the SERVICES Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical specification packages. It also includes worksections for less complex work. Why you should subscribe to NATSPEC?   Intended ...

$1990 + GST P.A.

SERVICES Electrical is for engineers and consultants specifying the electrical services for projects of all complexities. It includes most commonly used electrical services and components. Demolition, tendering and contract preliminaries are also covered. Why you should subscribe to ...

$740 + GST P.A.

If you are unsure about which package is most appropriate for your requirements, you can do a detailed comparison of the packages you are considering.
  • Select two packages you want to compare from the drop down menus.
  • You will automatically be provided with a side-by-side summary of all the worksections included in each package.

For a printed comparison of all packages organised by the National Classification System, download a copy of the National Worksection Matrix. It shows which worksections are included in each package.


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Subscription Benefits

  • Specification templates updated twice a year for compliance with the latest National Construction Code and Australian Standards.
  • SPECbuilder software.
  • Resource material.
  • Economies of scale.
  • Generic and branded Templates.
  • National Classification System.

Subscription Conditions

By installing, copying or otherwise using NATSPEC material and software, you agree to be bound by the NATSPEC subscription conditions. If you do not agree to these conditions, do not install, copy or use NATSPEC material.

Changes to Fees and Conditions

We will give you at least 14 days notice in writing when changes to the initial terms of the arrangement are made. This notice will state any changes to the initial terms. If you wish to discuss any changes to the initial terms please contact NATSPEC.

Licence

Subscribing to a NATSPEC specification package and/or purchasing a single worksection will license you to reproduce the material in specifications during the subscription period. At all times, ownership of all information and material supplied by NATSPEC remains with NATSPEC.

This licence only extends to specifications produced in your office for projects on which you are engaged to produce the specification and either the drawings or the bill of quantities. You may not use it to provide a commercial specification preparation service, or for any other purpose, unless NATSPEC has given approval in writing.

If you have more than one office you must have a subscription for each office that is using NATSPEC material. Note: For multi-office organisations that have a single office preparing specifications, it is required that each office subscribe to NATSPEC. This allows us, as a not-for-profit organisation, to more equitably share the costs across the whole industry.

NATSPEC material may not be placed on an organisation's national server unless all Australian offices listed on the organisation's website are subscribers to NATSPEC.

Term of Subscription

NATSPEC subscriptions run for a minimum of two years. After the first year of subscription a renewal invoice will be issued for the part-calendar-year bringing the subscription to the common renewal date of 1 January.

Termination

After the initial period a subscription to a NATSPEC package will continue until either party cancels it in writing. Payment will be required to the end of the calendar year. Once the subscription is terminated all copies of our material must be destroyed and no new specifications may be developed using all or part NATSPEC material.

Books and Publications

Client BrochureThe NATSPEC guide series of technical books covers building, design and specification themes. To place an order for one or more of the following publications please download the form, fill it in and send it to us. All NATSPEC books can also be requested at booksellers throughout Australia.

Books and Publications

Need a worksection for a particular project that is not included in your package - no problem! Individual worksections can be purchased on a one-off basis - updated documents are not provided twice a year.

$90 + GST

NATsource is the list of documents cited in NATSPEC specification packages. It collects key construction standards together in one handy document. Use NATsource to check: Document titles: Only the reference numbers of standards are cited in worksections. Document currency: ...

$30 + GST

Timber in Context − a guide to sustainable use demystifies the debate about the harvesting of timber and its use for construction. This balanced guide will help specifiers make informed decisions about the selection and sustainable use of timber based on the application, ...

$45 + GST

Specifying Trees provides guidance and specifications for the supplying and purchasing of trees that will establish rapidly and grow strongly to maturity every time. An essential reference for the whole landscape industry − designers, teachers, students, growers and ...

$35 + GST

Specifying Architecture - a guide to professional practice, argues that whatever the aesthetic and other design sensibilities of a building, it has to be specified and specified well. Perhaps with specifications in mind Mies van der Rohe, in his 1959 "less is more" article in ...

$54 + GST