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Registered builder benefits.

As an extra benefit of being an NHBC registered builder, you'll also get access to a range of exclusive offers, helping your business even further. We have expanded our benefit offering for 2017 and now have several brand new benefits to cover all stages of your development, including free land sourcing and valuation advice, discounted home exchange services, business insurances and trade discounts. This is all in addition to the usual NHBC technical knowledge and support and being associated with the market leading new home warranty and insurance provider. We offer consultancy and testing services as well as expert advice and guidance for regulatory compliance.

Standards & technical support.

We are here to help you build to the best possible standards. We'll support you throughout the entire development process,
offering guidance and advice wherever needed.

NHBC Standards

The home of technical guidance for NHBC registered builders

Effective for every new home registered with NHBC where foundations were laid on or after 1 January 2017 – Standards 2017 introduced the new Chapter 6.11 ‘Render’. The online version of Standards 2017, Standards Plus, is freely available online here.

Technical Extra

Keeping you informed of important technical news and issues

A quarterly publication (distributed in hard copy and available electronically on the NHBC website and via Standards Plus) providing a wealth of technical information on standards, regulation and compliance, guidance and good practice. Read Technical Extra.


A new online resource showcasing NHBC’s technical experience in offsite and other non-conventional construction

NHBC works with offsite and other non-conventional construction manufacturers to provide assurance that their systems and sub-assemblies are suitable for cover under Buildmark. NHBC also works with builders to ensure the finished home meets NHBC Standards in order for warranty and insurance to be provided on the completed home. Builders and developers using this resource will benefit from NHBC’s experience of these different building systems and will be able to quickly look up which systems NHBC currently accepts. Visit the MMC Hub.

NHBC TechZone

Instant access to NHBC Standards and all the Approved Documents

TechZone is a unique online hub for information and guidance on NHBC Standards and the Building Regulations for England and Wales. Visit the TechZone.

Construction Quality Reviews (CQRs)

NHBC are undertaking Construction Quality Reviews (CQRs) and associated quality related analysis of major building sites.

The new programme drives efficiency in the design, procurement and construction processess and in return leads to:

• direct cost savings
• reduced defects
• improved customer satisfaction

Learn more about Construction Quality Revews.

The 3D Viewer App

Interactive models to demonstrate compliance

An app that allows illustrations to be viewed as interactive 3D models within Standards Plus.


Technical resources and career support for site managers.

NHBC OnSite is a free resource for site managers, allowing you to:

• Receive regular industry news and updates relevant to site managers
• Access help on interpretation and implementation of the NHBC Standards and Building Regulations through NHBC Standards Plus and NHBC Building Regulations Plus
• Complete an online technical assessment to test and demonstrate your technical expertise
• Build and maintain your profile, creating a summary to highlight key aspects of your career, which you can share if you wish
• Find details of our latest training events, including priority invitations to free training aimed at site managers.

Through NHBC OnSite you can also keep up-to-date on Pride in the Job, NHBCs industry leading competition for site managers. Learn more about NHBC OnSite.

Foundation Depth Calculator

The award-winning app to calculate correct foundation depths when building near trees

Free to our registered builders and developers, this App is an effective field-based tool to help assess tree types and confirm the required foundation depths when building near trees.

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