Defects Prevention

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 needs a technical understanding of construction standards

What you'll learn

Pre-course learning

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

Engineering conditions

Site clearance




Ground floors.

Day 2

Intermediate floors

Superstructure walls - focus on masonry construction

Chimneys and flues


Sound insulation

Fire stopping

Common defects in timber frame, and other forms of construction.

This day can be amended to give a timber frame focus if required.


Day 3

Roof structures

First fix

Second fix

Plastering, dry-lining and other internal finishes

External works and free-standing walls.



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

Interested? Enquire and book today

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