Welcome to NHBC Building Control

Technically excellent, nationally consistent service

NHBC's Building Control Service

With a passion for construction, our Building Control team are here to support you from design to completion. Offering technically excellent, pragmatic and independent advice, we are your collaborative partner for Building Control. We work extensively on residential, commercial and mixed use schemes. Find out more below...

"The NHBC Building Control team provide a service from inception through to completion with a hands-on approach. Where upfront advice is required the team are always there to assist our design team so as to smooth out the design approval process. Issues are worked through with the design team and NHBC Building Control to ensure that practical solutions are found without delaying the works."

Adrian Watts, Deputy Managing Director, Bellway Homes Limited

Professional indemnity insurance

You may have read reports that some insurers have been withdrawing professional indemnity cover for Registered Building Control Approvers and be concerned about what this means for you as a builder. Please be assured that this does not affect any customers of NHBC Building Control Services Ltd as we are fully insured for our work as a Registered Building Control Approver.

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Changes to Building Control procedures from 1 October 2023

The Government has recently published legislation to implement the new regime for Higher Risk Buildings (HRBs) and other changes to Building Control processes in England.

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This webinar was produced by NHBC as guidance as to how we interpret the most recent statutory changes to the building control regulatory regime. This webinar has not been created or intended for distribution or use outside of that purpose. The information contained in the webinar does not constitute advice and is not to be relied upon by any third party. Nothing in this webinar is intended to, nor should it be taken to, create any legal or contractual relationship. Any third party who chooses to rely upon the information contained in this webinar shall do so entirely at their own risk and NHBC accepts no duty of care or liability, however caused, in connection with its use or reliance by any third party.


From traditional construction to high rise developments.

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Mixed Use

Projects with a mix of residential and commercial spaces.

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A range of sectors including education, office, healthcare, retail and leisure.

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Our continuous technical support

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Technology Assisted Inspection (TAI)

A new app, developed to allow site managers to upload "live" photographs for online inspection or re-inspection by the NHBC team, allowing us to work with you more efficiently.

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Joint Virtual Meetings (JVM)

Our in-house experts will meet with your site manager and other members of your technical team at key stages of your project to promote collaboration and better communication to help you build right first time.

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The NHBC TechZone now includes: Interactive NHBC Standards, all the approved documents for England and Wales as well as guidance notes, videos and apps.

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