Ground-related requirements for new housing: workshops to examine the issues faced by the industry

Download Report (PDF, 921.94 kb)

In November 2010, NHBC Foundation undertook workshops to look at the issues facing the industry in potentially conflicting requirements for ground related works.

The work concluded that the scale and complexity of changes to requirements had not been effectively communicated to the industry. The workshops revealed a number of concerns related to the interpretation of the requirements, responsibilities, potential health and safety issues and delays caused by implementation. The evidence collated was submitted to the Gray review (commissioned by DEFRA) to form part of the evidence associated with its work.

Download the report

Explore NHBC Foundation

NHBC Foundation Research

Delivering high-quality research and guidance to help the house-building industry address the challenges of delivering 21st-century new homes

Learn more

Access NHBC Foundation Publications

Access and download NHBC Foundation’s full portfolio of publications and practical guides, covering primary research, research reviews and documents informing the debate

View all publications

Latest NHBC Foundation News

View the latest NHBC Foundation news, articles and Foundation facts showcasing the most recent publications and reporting on progress with new research projects

NHBC Foundation news