About NBS

At NBS, we are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals.

We have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. Our NBS specification products cover building construction, engineering services and landscape design.

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Latest Press Releases

NBS and RIBA Enterprises issue press releases to keep you informed of important developments within the company and the construction industry.

12 April 2016

The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects has praised the team behind the redevelopment of one of Newcastle’s most important historic buildings.

11 March 2016

A £5.8m redevelopment will transform a former post office, home to NBS, into a modern office space and public gallery.

10 December 2015

NBS has launched its sixth NBS National BIM Survey, which has become recognised as the industry’s most comprehensive look at the use of BIM.

10 December 2015

A joint construction industry initiative including NBS has been formed to provide consistent product data parameters and templates.

20 November 2015

Newcastle-based NBS has announced a new partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, beginning with sponsorship of BALTIC’s newly opened exhibition, BILL MURRAY: A Story of Distance, Size and Sincerity.

Latest News

The latest news from NBS and across the construction industry.

19 April 2016

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) returns this May, offering a unique programme of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations.

22 March 2016

We look forward to a new online era for RIBA Product Selector Directory.

17 March 2016

The government has confirmed its commitment to develop Level 3 BIM with the aim of saving owners of built assets billions of pounds a year in unnecessary costs.

03 March 2016

NBS has been announced as a finalist in the 'BIM Excellence' category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.

14 February 2016

Now available: four newly published tables and a revised Elements table.