Vision is proud to be an NHBC registered builder currently holding the highest accolade, a premium A1 rating. All our new build properties come with the NHCB 10-year Buildmark warranty, a clear sign of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of building.
What is NHBC?
NHBC is the standard setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK. Providing risk management services to the house-building and wider construction industry, NHBC has a number of registered builders who agree to comply with their Rules and Standards.
Established over 65 years ago as a non-profit distributing company, NHBC's primary purpose is to help raise standards in the new house-building industry and provide consumer protection for new homeowners.
NHBC registers around 85% of new homes in the UK and around 1.6 million homeowners are currently benefiting from their 10-year warranty and insurance cover. NHBC has protected over 30% of the existing homes in the UK.
NHBC provides buyers of new homes with a 10 year 'Buildmark' warranty and insurance protection, and their comprehensive range of products and services assists registered builders improve the quality of new homes.
The NHBC model for raising standards
NHBC is a unique company that provides a broad range of services to the house-building and wider construction industry in order to raise standards. The quality and combination of their services, and the way that they apply feedback and learn from each area of their operations, drives improvements in new homes.
NHBC raise standards by:
- Registering builders who agree to comply with NHBC's Rules and Standards
- Setting and maintaining construction standards for new homes
- Inspecting at key stages of construction
- Offering building control services in England and Wales
- Providing 'Buildmark', the most comprehensive warranty and insurance cover for new homes in the UK
- Providing a range of services, including technical information, training, health and safety, engineering and energy rating services for new homes and housing-related sectors.
An international authority
NHBC is internationally recognised as an example of best practice. Representatives from across the world visit NHBC for advice and information. They have recently received contacts from Australia, Israel, South Africa, Japan, and Spain.
NHBC also has an influential voice in Europe, contributing to AEHWO (Association of European Home Warranty Organisations), the European Committee for Standardisation, the Consortium for European building Control, and the European Organisation for Technical Approvals.
NHBC promotes sustainability and best practice in areas such as Building Regulations, contaminated land and innovation in construction. They are committed to continued social engagement with staff and the communities they serve. For example NHBC sponsors the National Youthbuild Awards, which tackle social exclusion and offer young people opportunities to develop skills and personal responsibility.
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