Technical Standards

Available to both registered and non-registered customers, NHBC Technical Standards are your essential guide to house-building from foundations to roofs and finishing.

Dealing with all elements of the house-building process, from foundations to roofs and finishing, the NHBC Standards are divided into easily referenced sections.

The current NHBC Standards are the 2020 edition which came into force for every new home registered with NHBC where foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2020. You can find out more about what’s new in Standards 2020 here.

NHBC Standards 2021 can be found at

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