Land Quality Service

De-risking and adding value to land for residential development

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What does the Land Quality Service provide?

Our Land Quality Service removes the uncertainty about whether a site is suitable for future housing development. Our specialist team of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineers assess all forms of land at pre-development stage; from brownfield and geotechnically challenging sites to marginal and greenfield sites.

We have worked on some of the largest reclamation schemes in the UK and are available to support house builders (whether registered with us or not), strategic land developers, local and planning authorities, land agents, and anyone looking for specialist land quality advice on land intended for residential development.

Land that has an NHBC Land Quality Certificate is already de-risked. You can be assured that our team has thoroughly reviewed the investigation, land remediation work proposals and verification works for compliance with NHBC Standards for development. This gives you confidence in the site prior to registration with NHBC for our warranty and may add value and support you in satisfying planning conditions.


Reduces risk

You can be assured that our team has thoroughly reviewed the investigation, ground remediation proposals and verification works.

Adds value

Land that is already de-risked has increased value, offering a greater return on investment.

Experienced industry specialists

Our team can tailor and independently review proposals at any stage.

How our Land Quality Assessment service works

Our service is split into three stages in line with NHBC Standards 4.1:

Stage 1

Hazards Identification/Evaluation

Technical opinion of the acceptability of the desk study appraisal and site investigations against NHBC Standards.

Stage 2

Managing the Risks

Technical opinion of the suitability of the remedial and/or design solutions against NHBC Standards.

Stage 3

Documentation and Verification

Technical opinion that the verification evidence demonstrates achievement of remedial objectives and/or compliance against NHBC Standards.

Who we work with

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House builders

Taking the risk out of NHBC Standards compliance

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Strategic land developers

Adding value to residential development land

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Local authorities, land agents and remediators

Taking the risk out of NHBC Standards compliance

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Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss our land quality services

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