Housing associations

Working with you to manage development risk with our strategic and technical expertise.

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Your strategic partner in building right first time

NHBC works as a partner to housing associations to help manage development risk from the earliest stages of land acquisition through to completion, and throughout the construction process. As a direct insurer, underwriting its own policies, we have a vested interest in the prevention of structural defects and in successful, long-term asset protection. So, whether you are developing homes for sale or contracting a third party to build homes for you to rent, NHBC is here as a partner to help build homes to the highest standards, and provide warranty and insurance cover for you.

Why choose NHBC?

Strategic partner

Our partnership approach and in-house expertise means that we are uniquely placed to support investors, funders, operators and developers in identifying and mitigating the risks to your project and upholding quality and standards through early-stage engagement.

Technical expertise

We are the industry-leading source of technical house-building advice, setting standards for the house-building industry. Our technical expertise and unique insights supports you to create sustainable, high quality schemes.

Leading authority

NHBC is the leading warranty and building control provider to housing associations. We've been working with the construction industry to improve the quality of new homes for more than 80 years.

Our services

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Warranty and insurance cover with Buildmark and Buildmark Choice

Buildmark is our policy for homes built for private sale. Buildmark Choice is our policy for homes built for rental or shared ownership.

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Land quality

Our geotechnical and geo-environmental specialists de-risk land acquisition and certify the site is suitable for residential development.

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Training and qualifications

Help maintain high standards throughout the design and construction process with NVQs, apprenticeships and accredited training.

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Data and insights services

A wealth of data from the million-plus inspections we carry out each year, appended with claims data to support the identification and resolution of construction quality issues.

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Insights from industry leaders

Our insights collection brings together leaders from the housing association sector to share their experiences and identify emerging trends.

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Housing 2024

Reflecting on an incredible Housing 2024, our affordable housing team connected with key influencers in the sector. Watch now to hear insights from industry leaders about their priorities for the future of housing in the UK.


The impact of the New Homes Quality Code on housing associations

Leon Livermore, Chief Executive Officer of the New Homes Quality Board, shares his three key considerations for housing associations in relation to the new homes quality code.

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