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BSRIA and NHBC agree to work together

On 23 September 2016, BSRIA announced that it had entered into a relationship with NHBC, allowing them to deliver new homes faster. The agreement includes a comprehensive compliance and energy related service for house builders.

BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) is a non-profit distributing, member-based association, providing specialist services in construction and building services. NHBC (National House Building Council) is an independent standard-setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes.

The agreement means that BSRIA will supply all on-site acoustic testing to NHBC clients, allowing for the delivery of an improved and more efficient service, with reduced lead times and faster certification. This will enhance the value of NHBC SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) assessments, building regulations and warranty service.

BSRIA can also supply Part F ventilation testing during the same site visit or Part L airtightness testing.

Chris Knights, BSRIA Compliance Manager, said: “We are pleased to be forming a closer association with NHBC as we see this arrangement as a perfect fit for BSRIA, NHBC and developers. This arrangement will allow (the) industry to deliver much-needed housing in the UK faster – across the full spectrum – from part-ownership flats to executive homes. Both of us are committed to the implementation of best practise within the construction industry and to offering a stress-free efficient service to our customers.”

Mark Gouldstone, NHBC Product Manager, said: “This partnership will benefit the UK’s housebuilders and forms a key element of NHBC’s Consultancy and Testing Services. Having carried out more than 200,000 tests BSRIA can offer a full compliance solution and expert remedial advice.”

--BSRIA

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