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New build homes : fire safety explained, from a home buyers perspective.

Fire Safety in Residential Buildings: NHBC Standards and Building Regulation. This blog looks at the regulations and requirements for safe escape routes in residential buildings, focusing on NHBC (National House-Building Council) standards and Building Regulations.  It’s just the basics , there is a lot more detail if anyone wants to.comment […]

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How long should a builder take to fix all my snags?

Congratulations on your new home purchase! Owning a brand-new build home is an exciting milestone. However, it’s not uncommon to encounter some minor issues or snags that need to be addressed after moving in. In this blog, we will focus on one important question that new homebuyers often ask: “How […]

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Do New Build Homes have to have insulation between internal walls ?

Do new build homes have to have insulation between internal walls ? There is no universal answer to this question, as building  regulations can vary depending on the location. In some places, it may be required by law to have insulation between internal walls in new build homes, while in […]

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NHBC Guide to Cracking in New Build Homes

NHBC on shrinkage and Cracking in New homes The National House Building Council (NHBC) is the leading organization that sets standards and provides warranties for new homes in the uk , therecare many others , but most adopt the NHBC standards . The NHBC defines cracking in new build homes […]

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Who are the NHQB? What do they do, and are all builders members?

The New Home Quality Board (NHQB) represents a concerted effort to address the quality issues historically associated with new build homes in the UK.  The NHQB was established as an independent entity, comprising industry experts, consumer advocates, and representatives from building companies. Its mission is to elevate the standards of […]

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What are emergency egress windows ?

Means of escape from dwellings : From the 1 July 2000, the requirement for means of escape from dwellings has been amended to improve means of escape from all new dwellings and extensions. Means of escape requirements areAll dwellings and extensions shall have first floor windows suitable for means of […]

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Should I have a lock on my door from house-to internal garage ?

The answer to this question is it depends if you have an NHBC warranty then there is a requirement to have a 5 lever locking mechanism or similar install installed in the door between the house and the garage If however for example you had a for example you had […]

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Defective Bouncy Floors – NHBC Offers New Guidance

In light of recent discussions and a pivotal meeting in January 2023 involving floor joist manufacturers and the NHBC Standards, Innovation and Research team, they have issued updated guidance concerning the construction and inspection of floors in new build homes. This comes as a response to multiple enquiries and the […]

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