Last edited 16 Feb 2021

NHBC Standards 2020

The 2020 NHBC Standards came into force for every new home registered with the National House Building Council (NHBC) where foundations were begun on or after 1 January 2020.

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The 2020 edition includes:

  • Updated Chapter 6.6 ‘Staircases’- this chapter has been fully updated to make it clearer and align with industry guidance.
  • Revised Chapter 9.1 ‘A consistent approach to finishes’ – includes new guidance, as well as a review of the existing tolerances to ensure they are appropriate and meet the reason.
  • NHBC has also taken the opportunity to make a number of editorial changes throughout the document. This includes updating references to a number of British Standards.
  • NHBC launched a new online solution for its Standards-plus offering in August 2019, making it easier for users across multiple platforms and those users who are onsite with limited connectivity.

View the online Standards 2020 Plus solution here

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