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New online NHBC Standards Plus launched for homebuilders

Housebuilders in the UK now have access to a new online database of up to date technical guidance and information following the launch of NHBC's Standards Plus.

Watch this demonstration video to see how it works

 

NHBC Standards Plus provides the house building industry with improved and faster access to NHBC's Technical Standards as well as a broad range of supplementary technical information.

Housebuilders will be able to access information including Technical Extra guidance publications, training information and informative videos as well as the latest revisions to the Standards, such as Chapter 7.2 Pitched Roofs and Chapters 6.7 'Doors, windows and glazing'.

Commenting on the launch of the new service Mark Jones, NHBC's Group Head of House Building Standards, said: "Over recent years advances in technology have changed the way in which construction projects are managed including the manner in which information is communicated.

"Recent feedback from the house building industry across the UK has demonstrated a need for a single point of access to a wide selection of relevant, up to date technical information. With this in mind, we are confident that NHBC Standards Plus will meet this requirement and provide access to an array of relevant and up-to-date guidance, information and data relating to house building standards."

The 2013 edition of the NHBC Standards came into effect at the start of the year for every NHBC registered home whose foundations were begun on or after 1 January.

NHBC Registered Builders and Developers can access the NHBC Standards Plus via the NHBC Extranet. If you are not registered for the NHBC Extranet, please apply for access via www.nhbc.co.uk/Builders/NHBCExtranet/signup/.

Professional Technical Standards Subscribers can access the NHBC Standards Plus via the NHBC Extranet. If you are not registered for the NHBC Extranet, please email standardsplus@nhbc.co.uk with your business name and address, email address and full name and we will set up your access.

If you have any questions then please email us at standardsplus@nhbc.co.uk or call 0844 633 1000 and ask for 'House Building Standards'.

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Please contact James Hall at NHBC on 01908 746738
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News Date: 23/04/13