Risk Guides

Concise, practical guidance


NHBC Risk Guides provide concise, practical guidance in meeting NHBC requirements in particular parts of the construction process.

The Risk Guides are issued to our building inspectors. They’ll refer to them at their pre-start meeting with you and may then use them as your work progresses on site depending on the specific site requirements.

Where useful information already exists, the guides will refer to these additional resources. Where existing information doesn’t exist, the guides may include an element of technical detailing to assist in interpretation and understanding.

When using the guides remember that they’re designed as a discussion document, and not a fully exhaustive checklist or compilation of all applicable technical details.

Download NHBC Risk Guides

NHBC Risk Guides have been included as supporting documents in NHBC Standards Plus, but you can also access the individual guides from the list below: