Defects prevention

Training course intro

Originally designed for site managers, you will learn about the requirements of the NHBC Standards and home building best practice in this training course.

Who should attend

  • Site managers
  • Assistant site managers
  • Clerks of works
  • Construction contracts managers
  • Anyone else who need a technical understadning of construction standards

Benefits to you

  • Aims to give delegates an understanding of the common construction related issues which lead to defects and potential claims
  • Give an understanding of the main areas of Claims and the costs associated with resolving them
  • Have raised awareness of the NHBC Standards and how they are interpreted

What you'll learn

Pre-learning package: 

  • Introduction including objectives and agendas
  • The NHBC warranty and insurance - builders and the site manager's responsibilities
  • The NHBC Standards and how they work
  • Current common defects/reportable items (RIs)
  • NHBC inspection process, risk assessment and reporting - what the site manager needs to know
  • Current resolution statistics - what causes complaints from home buyers
  • Current claims statistics - what causes common claims
  • Day 1
    Site investigations (Changed to Pre-Start Meetings), Engineering conditions, Site clearance, Foundations, Drainage, Substructure, Ground floors
  • Day 2
    Intermediate floors, Superstructure walls - focus on masonry construction, Chimneys and flues, Air-tightness, Sound insulation, Fire stopping, Common defects in timber frame, and other forms of construction
  • Day 3
    Roof structures, First fix, Second fix Plastering, dry-lining and other internal finishes, External works and free-standing walls, Course assessment (includes pre-learning package material) 

Course dates and availability

This course explores the causes of the most common defects found in the construction of new homes and examines ways of preventing them occurring. To book onto a course select from the below

Defects Prevention 13, 14 & 15 July

Virtual (3 days) £470 +VAT

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Course Pricing

In-company (3 days consecutive) £3,525 16
In-company (3 days split) £3,975 16
In-company (virtual - 3 days consecutive) £3,300 14
In-company (virtual - 3 days split) £3,750 14
Open £525 16
Open (virtual) £470 14

Prices are exclusive of VAT

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