NHBC is the UK's leading independent standard-setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. Our role is to work with the house-building industry to raise the standards of new homes and provide consumer protection for homebuyers.
With no shareholders, NHBC is able to invest in raising standards and activities to improve the quality of UK house building. As an expert authority on the housing industry, active in research and development, we work with government and stakeholders to help shape housing policy. NHBC is the home warranty provider of choice, currently insuring over 1.6 million homes, with a market share of approximately 80 percent.
As a regulated insurance company with substantial reserves, homeowners have the reassurance of knowing that they can rely on our financial strength and the protection afforded by our new home warranties, whatever economic conditions prevail.
NHBC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
What we do
Home building today is more challenging than ever. Increased regulation has added complications and compliance has never been more technically demanding.
Over 12,000 registered builders and developers throughout the UK use our products and services to help them with the challenges they face. NHBC provides technical support and assistance to help at every stage of development, from land buying, design and build through to customer handover.
Our key services are:
- setting and maintaining construction standards for new homes
- inspecting homes at key stages of construction for compliance with our standards
- providing Building Control services in England and Wales
- providing 'Buildmark', the comprehensive warranty and insurance policy for new homes in the UK
- the provision of technical and engineering advice, training, health and safety, environmental and energy rating services for new homes and housing-related sectors
Over the course of its history, NHBC has provided warranty for around 30 percent of the total existing housing stock in the UK, which equates to over seven million homes.