NHBC Standards

Your essential guide to house-building from foundations to roofs and finishing

Standards 2018

NHBC Standards 2018

The 2018 NHBC Standards came into force for every new home registered with NHBC where foundations were begun on or after 1 January 2018.

Standards Plus is a fully interactive digital version of the NHBC Standards that includes a range of supplementary technical information and interactive elements. Standards Plus is freely available to all - no login details required.

Use quick-launch Standards Plus to browse or use the table below to select the part of the house-building process you're interested in.

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NHBC Standards 2019

The 2019 Standards are now available online. These will apply to new homes registered with us where the foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2019. We’d recommend that you familiarise yourself with the details now.

A printed hard copy book has not been produced this year. You can view all the changes through Standards Plus, our online digital version of the NHBC Standards.

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NHBC Standards for conversions and renovations

There are separate Standards for conversions and renovation projects.

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Previous versions of NHBC Standards

The NHBC Standards online archive contains issues going back to 2006. Select a specific year below:

NHBC Technical Extra

Technical Extra provides the latest advice and guidance on NHBC Standards and Building Regulations.

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Technical Guidance Documents

There are 150 Technical Guidance Documents, organised by NHBC Standards chapter, to help you interpret and apply NHBC Standards.

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NHBC Risk Guides

NHBC Risk Guides cover particular parts of the construction process and are issued to our building inspectors who’ll use them as a basis for discussion with you.

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