Your essential guide to house-building from foundations to roofs and finishing
The NHBC Standards for 2019 will come into force for every new home registered with NHBC where foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2019.
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.
Here is an overview of the more significant changes, please take time to familiarise yourself with the updated technical content.
The 2019 edition includes:
The following minor technical changes have been made to Standards 2019:
We have taken the opportunity to make a number of editorial changes throughout the document. This includes updating references to a number of British Standards.