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Registered builder benefits

Being a NHBC-registered builder provides you with unique access to a range of products and services, which are designed to help you build quality homes throughout each build stage, as well as a range of NHBC branded materials that help you successfully sell them.

You really can be assured of value for money from your NHBC registration.

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Standards & technical support

We are here to help you build to the best possible standards. We'll support you throughout the entire development process, offering guidance and advice wherever needed.

NHBC Standards - The home of technical guidance for NHBC registered builders

Effective for every new home registered with NHBC where foundations were laid on or after 1 January 2018 - Standards 2018 includes a new clause 7.2.24 'Spandrel panels' and Chapter 6.11 'Render and rendering systems'. The online version of Standards 2018, Standards Plus, is freely available online here.

Standards & technical support

Technical Extra - Keeping you informed of important technical news and issues

A quarterly publication (distributed in hard copy and available electronically on the NHBC website and via Standards Plus) providing a wealth of technical information on standards, regulation and compliance, guidance and good practice. Read Technical Extra.

NHBC OnSite - Technical resources and career support for site managers

NHBC OnSite is a free resource for site managers, allowing you to:

  • Receive regular industry news and updates relevant to site managers
  • Access help on interpretation and implementation of the NHBC Standards and Building Regulations through NHBC Standards Plus and NHBC Building Regulations Plus
  • Complete an online technical assessment to test and demonstrate your technical expertise
  • Build and maintain your profile, creating a summary to highlight key aspects of your career, which you can share if you wish
  • Find details of our latest training events, including priority invitations to free training aimed at site managers.

Through NHBC OnSite you can also keep up-to-date on Pride in the Job, NHBCs industry leading competition for site managers. Learn more about NHBC OnSite.

MMC Hub - A new online resource showcasing NHBC’s technical experience in offsite and other non-conventional construction

NHBC works with offsite and other non-conventional construction manufacturers to provide assurance that their systems and sub-assemblies are suitable for cover under Buildmark. NHBC also works with builders to ensure the finished home meets NHBC Standards in order for warranty and insurance to be provided on the completed home. Builders and developers using this resource will benefit from NHBC’s experience of these different building systems and will be able to quickly look up which systems NHBC currently accepts. Visit the MMC Hub.

NHBC TechZone - Instant access to NHBC Standards and all the Approved Documents

TechZone is a unique online hub for information and guidance on NHBC Standards and the Building Regulations for England and Wales. Visit the TechZone.

Technical Helpline - Guidance and support is only a phone call away

Our Standards and Technical team is happy to assist with any technical queries from NHBC registered builders and developers.

Get in touch: call 0344 633 1000 and ask for 'Standards and Technical'.

Foundation Depth Calculator - The award-winning app to calculate correct foundation depths when building near trees

Free to our registered builders and developers, this App is an effective field-based tool to help assess tree types and confirm the required foundation depths when building near trees.

The 3D Viewer App - Interactive models to demonstrate compliance

An app that allows illustrations to be viewed as interactive 3D models within Standards Plus.

News & information

Free industry news and updates

Housebuilder Magazine - The leading source of house-building information

All NHBC registered builders and developers are automatically given a subscription to the leading publication dedicated to housebuilders.

Visit the Housebuilder website

News & information

Clicks & Mortar - Monthly online publication

This newsletter features all the latest on NHBC Standards and Building Regulations as well as all the technical updates and developments in NHBC products and services.

Sign-up for Clicks & Mortar

NHBC Foundation - Research and guidance publications for the house-building industry

Recent free publications include:

  • Making spaces for play: On new suburban and town developments
  • Moving insights from the over-55s
  • Windows – making it clear: Energy, daylighting and thermal comfort.

Visit the NHBC Foundation website

Home User Guide (HUG) - A free welcome HUG for all your new home buyers

Available to the homeowner during the buying process, this online portal is preloaded with information about NHBC’s Buildmark warranty and insurance cover, as well as useful guidance on moving into a brand new home.

Learn more about the Home User Guide

Customer Satisfaction Surveys (CSS) - Comprehensive insights into customer satisfaction

With over 100,000 questionnaires sent out annually, this robust data will give you great insight into customer satisfaction.

Learn more about Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

NHBC Brand

Being registered with NHBC means you are able to use the NHBC logo in promoting your business and your developments. NHBC provides a range of materials for free to help you.

Branded Products

We offer a free site pack for all new site registrations, which includes a siteboard, flag and van sticker. We also have a range of discounted products and publications available through our shop.

Call 0344 633 1000 and ask for 'Shop' or email shop@nhbc.co.uk.

NHBC Brand

NHBC Builder's Promotional Toolkit

This toolkit supports your sales staff in understanding the benefits of being an NHBC registered builder, and the all-important detail of our warranty and insurance product. The videos and brochures provide the key information needed to talk confidently to potential home owners about the benefits of buying a new home from a registered builder to help you to sell your homes.

Read more about the Promotional Toolkit

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