NHBC Accepted Products and Systems

Building confidence in innovative construction

NHBC Accepts - our service for innovative construction

NHBC Accepts is our new, comprehensive review service for innovative systems and products. From the UK’s leading new homes warranty and insurance provider, NHBC Accepts is the fast-track route for acceptance for building products and systems used in homes covered by our Buildmark warranty.

We’ve been helping to improve build quality through NHBC Standards since 1936. We provide warranty and insurance for around 70-80% of the new homes built in the UK each year with around a million on site inspections carried out annually. We use that scale, expertise and knowledge to help build confidence in innovative construction systems and products.

If you see the NHBC Accepts logo, you can be sure that we have rigorously assessed that innovative system or product and that we consider it can meet our robust standards, giving confidence to developers, investors, lenders and homeowners. It also demonstrates that, subject to appropriate design and installation, the system or product can be used in homes covered by Buildmark.

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NHBC Accepts for MMC manufacturers

We have a dedicated team who are experts in innovative construction. They’ve already assessed, reviewed and accepted nearly 50 systems.

Now, with NHBC Accepts, we can review your system or product and, if it meets our stringent standards, give you licence to use the NHBC Accepts logo in all your marketing materials. We’ll also list it in our searchable database as an accepted product or system.


You can expect a personalised, professional service. The team will carry out detailed and robust technical reviews at key stages and keep in touch with you about their findings. Our assessment processes are transparent and thorough. We carry out ongoing reviews of the product design, manufacture and construction and share our findings with you to help you continually improve your system or product.

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Acceptance under NHBC Accepts is not mandatory and there are many ways that a product or system can be shown to meet NHBC Standards. Please refer to NHBC Standards, Chapter 2.1, requirement R3.

NHBC Accepts for registered builders

An NHBC Accepts certificate demonstrates that an innovative system or product has already been reviewed by us, reducing the risk of delays on site and giving confidence to your buyers and lenders.

You can also have confidence that the system or product has undergone our detailed assessment and review before you procure it too. When working with an innovative system, a manufacturer can now easily demonstrate the answer to a common question – does NHBC accept this?

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Please complete the form below for more information or to talk about a system or product you’d like us to review. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Building for tomorrow 2021

At Building for tomorrow 2021, our three day online event for everyone involved in home building, we will take a dive into all things MMC. How can MMC help the industry deliver housing volumes, what are investors looking for, how do we ensure quality and what lessons can we learn from past NHBC claims and previous attempts to deliver factory-built housing? Don't miss it! Join us 23-25 March.