An introduction to house building

Training course overview

To give delegates a good understanding of new home construction with a particular focus on construction methods and technologies. This includes the ‘fabric first’ approach to energy efficiency in new homes but also includes low and zero carbon technologies such as heat pump, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installations.

Who should attend

This course is for any Non–technical staff, particularly Customer Services and Sales staff, who may attend site but are not usually involved in site activities.

Why choose NHBC?

Learn the main build stages of housebuilding

Have an awareness of housebuilding through a review of the main build stages.

Develop knowledge of the requirements and regulations

Develop knowledge of the requirements and regulations for new homes with a focus on how they have changed over the years.

Learn about mechanical ventilation and heat recovery installations

Have an understanding of mechanical ventilation and heat recovery installations with Zero Carbon Technologies.

What you will learn

  • The basics of the home-building process
  • An introduction to the requirements and regulations for new homes, including how they have changed in recent years
  • A look at the main build stages - foundations, substructure, drains, superstructure - walls, floors and roofs, roof coverings, first fix, plastering, second fix, finishes and external works
  • Energy efficient construction methods and airtightness
  • Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery installations
  • A review of the more common low and zero carbon technologies

Course details

Course pricing

In-company £1,325 16
In-company (virtual) £1,250 14
Open £175 16
Open (virtual) £160 14

Prices are exclusive of VAT

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