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New house-building standards launched

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Insurance provider National House Building Council (NHBC) has launched the latest edition of its standards for the house-building industry.

NHBC Standards 2017, which comes into effect on 1 January 2017, comprises revised guidance in a number of areas, including timber preservation, and waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures.

“By working with the industry to develop proven practical guidance that addresses technical issues to help prevent defects, we are confident that NHBC standards will continue to support builders and developers in the delivery of high quality new homes,” said NHBC standards manager Paul Cribbens.

To view the new guidance, click here.

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