Corporate and External Affairs
NHBC is an independent expert authority on the housing industry. We have around 16,000 builders on our register applying our technical standards, and 1.7 million homes are protected with our home warranty. A third of the entire UK housing stock has been built to NHBC Standards.
We advise and liase with all parliamentarians and policy makers within the UK Government, Westminster Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, European Union and all civil servants, to help produce good policies for the benefit of the industry and consumer.
With over 75 years experience and a unique expertise of building and consumer issues, NHBC is well placed to provide specialist knowledge and updates on issues such as the housing market supply, improving quality, customer satisfaction and increasing the environmental efficiency of homes.
We are able to provide NHBC housing statistics to interested parties, well ahead of Government figures - some can be provided on a daily basis. As such, we represent the only source of up-to-date information on new home registrations, completions, and sales.
If you would like to be alerted each quarter to the publication of our statistics, or receive more regular updates on statistics specific to your region, please get in touch.
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"The role of NHBC is crucial in the process of not only making sure that the standards are set but they are also adhered to. That is an important part in giving homebuyers the confidence that what they can hope to buy will be to the standard they are looking for"
Mark Prisk MP, Housing Minister, NHBC/HBF Customer Satisfaction Results Launch, March 2013
"NHBC's role in ensuring the highest level of quality is well established and much admired but is certainly vital to our future housing needs across the country"
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister, NHBC Annual Lunch, November 2012
"I'm very grateful for the work NHBC does in driving up standards and helping to deliver good quality housing in London"
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, April 2012
"I want to congratulate NHBC on its 75th Anniversary. NHBC plays a huge role in the new build market in the UK, setting building standards and providing warranties to over 1.5 million homeowners"
- Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, NHBC Annual Lunch, November 2011
"The leadership shown by NHBC and the Zero Carbon Hub on 2016 targets and sustainability has been second to none"
- Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Shadow Minister for Housing, 19th November 2009
"I know that NHBC is a real champion for the consumer; a consistent advocate for better quality and higher standards throughout the housebuilding industry. It is a pleasure to meet with such a constructive partner."
-Margaret Beckett, Housing Minister, November 19th 2008
"A house is most people's biggest asset. It is a large investment, and it needs protection. That is why the NHBC's job is so important"
- Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, speaking on 12 December, 1984