Technical apps from NHBC

We know from research with our NHBC registered builders that there is an appetite to use digital technology on site and on the move.

In particular, more accessible information and mobile apps that make use of the information contained within the NHBC Standards to help our customers interpret and apply the Standards.

With this in mind, we've launched two Apps, with a third already in development.

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General Information

NHBC 3D Viewer for
Standards 2016

NHBC Standards 2016 features newly re-organised content and a new design to make it easier readers to find and understand the information they need. Part of the overhaul of NHBC Standards has been the introduction of annotated 3D models. These interactive models offer a graphical way to help Standards users understand the NHBC rules and guidance on certain topics.

The 3D models are included in our online version of Standards - NHBC Standards Plus 2016 - which you can access here. For Standards users who prefer to work from the hard copy book or who want to access the 3D models on the move, we've developed our free 3D Viewer App. Once downloaded, you can access all 3D models on your device, any time anywhere.

NHBC Foundation
Depth Calculator

This free and award-winning* App helps you work out the correct foundation depths when building near trees, particularly in clay soil. It provides an effective field-based tool to help you assess tree types and the required foundation depths to comply with NHBC Standards. 

How it works

The App allows for changes in ground level, the input of an unlimited number of trees and an auto climate zone depth reduction function via GPS. It also advises on suitable heave precautions, if needed, and which tree(s) require them to be provided.

See more detail and an explanatory video

*Winner of the Housebuilder Site Product of the Year 2015 and Best Use of Mobile at the Construction Marketing Awards 2014