NHBC Standards 2006

User Advice

How do I find the information I am looking for?

  • All parts are listed on the left-hand menu, when any Part is selected the list of Chapters within that part will be displayed.
  • Within each Chapter you will see there are tabs which provide access to Design, Materials, Sitework and Appendices.
Navigation bar

  • Each Chapter has a Chapter index which helps locate key terms.
Index navigation

  • If you are looking for a particular keyword or phrase, enter the term into the site search. All references made to the term in the Standards document will be presented, in context. Click on the most appropriate entry to be taken to the full requirement.

How can I tell what content has changed in this version?

The major changes to the content for this year are as follows:

  • Chapter 1.2; ‘A consistent approach to finishes’
    This established NHBC guidance has been amended and updated, and now has been allocated its own Chapter.
  • Chapter 8.1; ‘Internal services’
    This Chapter has been completely revised. Of particular note are the changes to the supply of hot water, the number of socket outlets and the design of heating systems which will be based on an external temperature of -3°C.

The minor changes to the content for this year are as follows

  • A number of minor changes have been made. They can be identified by a vertical marker adjacent to the revised text, the specific text that has been amended is also underlined in red.

Can I print out the Standards?

At the top of each page you will find a ‘Print this page’ link which will enable you to print out individual sections. The prints produced are in a printer-friendly format, however if you require a full hard copy we suggest you use the PDF version also found on the CD or purchase a hard-copy from the e-shop at www.nhbcbuilder.co.uk.

Please note:

Throughout this application of the Standards coloured content text is used as follows:

  • Red text = Technical Requirements that must be met by the builder
  • Black text = Performance Standards for Design, Materials and Sitework.
  • Blue text = Guidance (on how the Performance Standards may be met).

All links in the application will be displayed in blue to indicate they provide access to another part of the application, the colour coding outlined above relates to body text only.