Technical Training

NHBC provides an extensive range of training designed to raise standards, increase technical expertise, drive sustainability and meet regulations.

Here is our latest menu of training courses.

Simply click on one that interests you for further details and to book.

If you can’t see a course that suits your needs, NHBC’s Training Team will design and deliver one that’s tailored precisely to your brief. This service is available exclusively for our registered builders. Not registered? Find out how you can register here.

Current courses

Defects prevention

Our primary technical programme for Site Management Operatives, this course covers the requirements of the NHBC Standards and best practice for all major areas of home building construction.

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Defects prevention hot topics

This one day course covers the most common on-site issues found by NHBC and will leave you better equipped to mitigate the most common defects found in housebuilding.

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Effective snagging and handovers

Explores the technical, managerial and personal skills required to ensure the quality of new homes on handover. You’ll also visit a site close to completion to view examples.

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Fire safety for low rise flats and housing

This training course will provide delegates with a broad understanding of fire stopping and cavity barriers, plus good practice for low rise flats and housing.

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Fundaments of cladding

This training course will provide delegates with an overview of different walling systems including rainscreen cladding, curtain walling and window assemblies.

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After sales service and the NHBC Warranty

Provides delegates with a good understanding of the NHBC Buildmark warranty and the knowledge and skills to implement effective after sales service within the context of the NHBC warranty.

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Building regulations and control - residential

Gain a thorough working knowledge of the Building Regulation requirements, specifically the detail contained within the Approved Documents (A through to R).

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An introduction to housebuilding

This training course provides delegates with an overview of the typical construction methods, terminology and technologies used within the UK housebuilding industry.

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Managing timber frame construction

Learn how to effectively manage and inspect timber frame construction by attending this one-day training course. Understand best practice and how to avoid common defects.

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Interpreting construction drawings for housebuilding

Developed for non-technical staff, who would not use drawings on a day to day basis, this course provides a basic understanding of how to read and interpret construction drawings.

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