Technical Training

Standards raising, technical, sustainability and regulatory training.

As a warranty, building control and inspection organisation, frequently involved in the latest research, NHBC are uniquely placed to offer relevant, best practice technical training.

Listed below are the standard training courses we offer. Click on each title to see more information.

In addition to the standard courses we offer a bespoke service for registered builders so please contact us if you wish to explore other options. We can design and deliver training to cover a wide range of technical subjects including construction best practice (on low and high rise developments), Building Regulations, Sustainability and Engineering.

Current courses

Defect prevention

3 days

Our primary technical programme for Site Management Operatives, this course covers the requirements of the NHBC Standards and construction best practice for all major areas of home building construction.

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Defects prevention hot topics

1 day

This one day course covers the most common on-site issues found by NHBC and will leave you better equipped to mitigate the most common defects found in house-building.

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Effective snagging and handovers

1 day

Explores the technical, managerial and personal skills required to ensure the quality of new homes on handover. You’ll also visit a site close to completion to view examples.

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Fire safety for low rise flats and housing

1 day

This training course will provide delegates with a broad understanding of fire stopping and cavity barriers good practice for low rise flats and housing.

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After sales service and the NHBC Warranty

1 day

Provides delegates with a good understanding of the NHBC Buildmark warranty and the knowledge and skills to implement effective after sales service within the context of the NHBC warranty.

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Building regulations and control - residential

2 days

Gain a thorough working knowledge of the Building Regulation requirements, specifically the detail contained within the Approved Documents (A through to R).

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An introduction to house-building

1 day

This training course provides delegates with an overview of the typical construction methods, terminology and technologies used within the UK housebuilding industry.

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Interpreting construction drawings for house building

1 day

Developed for non-technical staff, who would not use drawings on a day to day basis, this course provides a basic understanding of how to read and interpret construction drawings.

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Managing timber frame construction

1 day

Learn how to effectively manage and inspect timber frame construction by attending this one-day training course. Understand best practice and how to avoid common defects.

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