NHBC is the UKs leading independent standard setter and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. They work with the house-building industry to raise the standards of new homes and to provide protection for homebuyers in the form of Buildmark warranty and insurance.
To sell homes with NHBC Buildmark cover, registered builders must comply with the NHBC Standards which set out the technical requirements for design, materials and workmanship in new home construction.
NHBC is governed by a Council of members comprising representatives from organisations or groups who have an interest in raising standards in UK house building. They include mortgage lenders, law societies, consumer groups, architects, surveyors and house builders.
Established in 1936, NHBC is the home warranty provider of choice, currently insuring over 1.6m homes, with a market share of approximately 80%. Over the course of the companies history, they have provided warranty for around 30% of the total existing housing stock in the UK, which equates to over 7 million homes.