NHBC have been working on new technical standards for properties where developers start digging foundations on or after 1 January 2019. The new technical standards reflect Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and are intended to improve standards and offer greater protection for homeowners.
There are separate new standards for conversions and renovation projects. For more details, see nhbc.co.uk/standards.
Commenting on the new guidelines, which will come into force for new homes where the foundations are begun on or after January 1st 2019, NHBC Standards & Technical Manager Paul Cribbens said: “NHBC’s dedicated team have spent the past year developing technical content and updates to form the new Standards, working with other partners and organisations from across the industry. “The increased interest in MMC has contributed to these changes and we hope that these revisions will continue to help in raising standards of new home quality for the benefit of homeowners.”