Your essential guide to house-building from foundations to roofs and finishing
The 2020 NHBC Standards came into force for every new home registered with NHBC where foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2020. You can view our online version of this edition below.
The 2020 edition includes:
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.
There are separate Standards for conversions and renovation projects.Please contact us to find out more
The NHBC Standards online archive contains issues going back to 2006. Select a specific year below:
There are 150 Technical Guidance Documents, organised by NHBC Standards chapter, to help you interpret and apply NHBC Standards.VIEW TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS
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.VIEW NHBC RISK GUIDES