Welcome to NHBC TechZone

The resource centre for NHBC Standards, Building Regulations, technical apps, news and support

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NHBC Standards

The NHBC Standards give the technical requirements, performance standards and guidance for the design and construction of new homes acceptable to NHBC.

We provide a range of supplementary technical information, videos and 3D models to support the Standards. Find out more on our NHBC Standards page.

Building Regulations in England and Wales

With over 30 years' experience in Building Control, we have the expertise to guide you through compliance with the latest Building Regulations in England and Wales.

NHBC Building Regulations Plus (England) and NHBC Building Regulations Plus (Wales) are our interactive guides to help you interpret and apply the Building Regulations. They each contain all the latest Approved Documents as well as supplementary guidance notes and material from our in-house experts. They're optimised for mobile devices so are accessible in the office or out on site.

View our Building Regulations resources and support page for more info.



Building in Scotland or Northern Ireland?

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Technical handbooks for Scotland are available here.

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Building Regulations Technical Booklets for Northern Ireland are available here.


Technical support, latest news and NHBC apps

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Technical news

Stay ahead of the competition with the latest technical news and updates.

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Technical training

NHBC is uniquely placed to offer relevant, best practice technical training.

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Best Practice Guides

A series of Best Practice Guides taking you through what the Pride in the Job judges look for.

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Technical disclaimer

Any technical information contained on this website is produced by NHBC as guidance solely for all our builder customers as to how to interpret the technical requirements in relation to the warranty cover provided by NHBC under its Buildmark, Buildmark Choice, Buildmark Link, Buildmark Solo, Buildmark Connect or any similar product from time to time. It has not been created or intended for distribution or use outside of that purpose. The technical information contained on this web page does not constitute advice and is not to be relied upon by any third party. Nothing on this web page 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 on this web page 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.