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Webber Insurance Services

Webber Insurance Services is the BDAV's Insurance Broker partner. They offer cost-competitive insurance coverage for all your insurance needs, and continue to lead the market in coverage.

To obtain a quote for Building Designer insurance: new applicants: CLICK HERE. Existing Member renewal: CLICK HERE.
To obtain a quote for Energy Rater insurance, CLICK HERE
For more information, CLICK HERE, or call 1300 668 553 or email


Ecospecifier is an online database and educational knowledgebase of more than 3,500 eco and health preferred products, materials, technologies and resources for the built environment construction sector, which provides information on how to design and deliver buildings, interiors and surrounds using environmentally preferable products.

Ecospecifier responds to the growing demand from public and private sector clients who want to save energy, water, and our natural resources, to minimise pollution and their ecological footprint, by providing greater clarity on what is and is not ‘green’.

For further information, visit is an initiative established by the
Australian Window Association. The site is designed to highlight the effects of glazing on the thermal performance of housing. With up to 40% of heat loss and 87% of heat gain in housing being transferred through windows, the website aims to assist with selection of the most thermally-efficient choice of glazing for your clients' projects.

The site has four tools, two of which are freely available for consumers and two, more advanced, tools for the exclusive use of registered members. In an alliance with the AWA, Design Matters Members have free access to the full site - not just the free consumer sections. Members are able to utilise the tools to their fullest to compare windows, and to show the dollar savings, greenhouse gas abatement as well as the percentage improvement that can be achieved for three different house types in any location across Australia.

For the access codes to the site, log in to the MEMBER pages of the Design Matters website, and select Member Benefits from the right-hand navigation selections.

Whilst Design Matters has been offered a single license by the AWA, with permission to pass the login details to our members, it is on the understanding that such login codes will not be distributed to any non-Design Matters-Member or unauthorised person. In addition, by accessing the site, Members understand that they agree to accept the terms and conditions of the site.


SpecPack offer simple specification bases for design professionals.
Their 'HomeSpec' - able to be used on PC/Mac - is ideal for small houses, alterations and extensions. 15% discount offered for current Design Matters members.
For further information, visit or phone (03) 9544 6545

Livable Housing Australia

Design Matters is a Community Partner of Livable Housing Australia. LHA believes that all Australians deserve livable homes. The Livable Housing Design Guidelines outline the simple-to-understand design elements of a livable home. LHA's accreditation process allows LHA to certify livable designs and completed homes. For more information, visit




Design Matters is a knowledge partner of Liveability, a collaborative initiative that supports people to create their best home - healthy, efficient, comfortable and connected to community. Liveability has identified The 17 Things™ which are property marketing features that offer the potential for reduced running costs and increased comfort if used correctly by home occupants. These cover location, floor plan and layout, key building structure elements, important energy saving inclusions, important water saving inclusions, and energy rating.