Trade Talks

Learn about the most common reportable items and defects found by Inspectors and Claims Investigators with our one-hour Trade Talks.

Delivered by NHBC Building Inspectors, we will discuss practical guidance on how to prevent problems occurring. They can be delivered on or near your site, provided that a suitable room is available to seat the attendees, such as a large site office, canteen, nearly completed property, show house or another venue close to the site.

In collaboration with the Home Building Skills Partnership and CITB, NHBC is pleased to announce the release of over 250 fully funded Brickwork Masterclasses. These talks are fully funded for Brickwork trades that work within a home-building company or within their sub-contract supply chain. Look out for the HBSP logo below for the funded master class

For more information, call 01908 746380.

Current topics

Brickwork and Blockwork

Looking in depth at Standards chapter 6.1, 6.2 and 6.8, this practical talk will highlight how to deliver quality brickwork first time, every time. 


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Brickwork Masterclass

This Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) fully funded course will cover practical guidance on improving quality and standards and how to promote awareness of good practice on site.

HBSP funding available

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Carpentry and joinery

With a focus on NHBC Standards chapters 6.4 and 7.2, delegates will finish this course with a greater appreciation of the quality NHBC Inspectors expect to see on site.

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Dry-lining and plastering

Concentrating on the requirements of Standards chapters 9.1 and 9.2, our Inspectors will talk through the most common issues found on site and what you can do to prevent them occurring.

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Foundations, ground floors and drainage

Standards chapters 4 and 5 will be the focus of this key talk to ensure your trades are fully aware of our Inspectors expectations out on site.

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Pitched roof coverings 

Covering the requirements in Standards chapter 7.2, this talk will address the most common concerns found during this inspection stage.

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Timber frame

This course is designed to help trades understand the most common timber frame issues NHBC finds on site. It will mainly focus on NHBC Standards chapter 6.2.

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Contact us

For enrolments, bookings or queries, please call or email Sophie Setterfield on:

Alternatively you can write to:

NHBC Training Services, NHBC House, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK5 8FP