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.
Ground workers (trades/site operatives)
Learn about what Inspectors and Claims Investigators look for
Improve quality of your construction
Feel more confident on key areas of good practice
Joists, multi-joist fixings, timber engineered joists, joist hangers, strutting, restraint straps to floors, notching and drilling, wall plates, trussed rafter roofs, trussed rafter bracing, cold water storage platforms, ventilation/fire stopping and materials storage.
Substructure, cavities, wall ties, mortar, thermal insulation, openings, lintels, cavity trays, bonding, movement joints, separating walls, appearance, cold weather working and timber frame.
Building near trees, heave precautions, setting out, concreting, steps and reinforcement, ground-bearing slabs, suspended floors, radon and gas membranes, DPC, drainage (gradients, bedding and backfill, support and movement and soakaways).
Mortar, verges (wet), valleys (wet), hips (wet), ridges (wet), underlays, condensation control, roofing battens, gutter interface, setting out/fixing, minimum fixing requirements, weathering to abutments, flashing/cavity tray interface, projections/weathering, fire stopping, verges (dry), valleys (dry) and dry/ventilated ridges.
When to commence work on site, plasterboard storage, suitability for location, support, fixing, dry lining, joint alignment, reveals, cutting/fitting, detailed work, direct decoration, gap sealing, a consistent approach to finishes, quality of finish, sound insulation overview, sound insulation - within dwellings, sound insulation - between dwellings, sound insulation - Robust Details, soil pipes, protected hallways, wall linings, dry lining/fire door frame detail, protected hallway, ducting, protected hallway, services and double boarding walls/ceilings.
Platform system, material storage, DPC detail, sub-structure accuracy, sole plate packing, anchoring the frame, ground floor wall panel fixing, internal load bearing walls, wall panel head binders, maintaining verticality, intermediate floors (joists), intermediate floors (cassettes), overloading the floors, intermediate wall panel fixing, wall/roof interface, steelwork, roof trusses, spandrel panels, roof details, fire separation, fire stopping, breathable membrane, cavity barriers and increased shrinkage risk.
£275 + VAT
Two on the same site on the same day
£250 + VAT
Prices are exclusive of VAT
NHBC Training Services, NHBC House, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK5 8FP