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Learn how to protect your new home from planning to construction and beyond.

What is nuBuild?

nuBuild is our program especially for property owners planning to build a new home and the contractors you’re working with.

It provides tips on and advice embedding security in all aspects of your build. Applying this advice from the outset, can help prevent you becoming a victim of crime in the future.

There are so many things to think about when building a new home, that sometimes important details, like long-term security, can be overlooked.

Topics covered include:

    • Fixtures and fittings to consider to make your new home as secure as possible even before you move in.

    • Ensuring your home is designed with security in mind to reduce the likelihood of break-ins

    • Chatting to your building contractor about on-site security to deter thefts and vandalism

    • Planning for a stress-free handover

We’ve prepared 3 great resources to help you get up to speed on protecting your home, from the design and planning stage, to construction, handover and beyond. 

Protecting your home with built-in security

Our handy guide provides an overview of some key things to think about, and discuss with your builder, when planning your new home to ensure it’s more secure and less vulnerable to break-ins  well into the future.

Download booklet

Protecting your building site until handover

A guide to help property owners work with their builders to lower the risk of building site thefts and vandalism, promote site safety, and reduce the associated costs of site theft.

Download booklet

Building a new home security checklist

An interactive checklist which suggests some of the things you might want to chat to your builder about including in your new home to make it more secure from break-ins, well into the future.

Download the checklist

Take our home security quiz

Our free online quiz, How Safe Is My House, can help you learn where your home might be vulnerable to burglary and break-in, as well as some simple things you can do to reduce your risk and make your home more secure. Once you complete the quiz, you'll receive a report with customised tips tailored to your home.

Take the quiz

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