Ian Davis: “These changes have been developed to provide a more efficient service to our registered builders across the UK."

NHBC introduces new land quality services and tightens inspection of apartments

Published:  12 August, 2013

The National House-Building Council (NHBC) is introducing free new land quality and geotechnical services for its registered builders to help them with assessing land before they buy or develop it.

The new services are part of a raft of changes aimed at giving NHBC builders better value for money and making it easier for them to do business with the NHBC.

Changes also include the formation of area technical teams, combining the currently separate teams of engineers, surveyors and special risk project managers. Inspection areas have been re-shaped to align with the new area technical teams and a new key stage inspection for apartments is being introduced to give greater focus on fire precautions.

By aligning inspection teams with the area technical teams, each inspection team and each project will have their own dedicated engineer, surveyor and special risk project manager to call on to help not only with design but also with any site issues.

Commenting on the new changes, Ian Davis, NHBC operations director, said: “These changes have been developed to provide a more efficient service to our registered builders across the UK. We are confident that this latest phase of improvement will make it easier for our customers and improve accessibility on a range of our inspection and technical services.”

Further details on the changes can be found at: www.nhbc.co.uk/NewsandComment.

The areas of the new area technical managers are shown on the NHBC website at: www.nhbc.co.uk/Contactus.

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