NBS is a global leading technology platform that combines the best content and connectivity for anyone involved in the design, supply and construction of the built environment.

What is NBS?

For architects, engineers, designers and contractors we provide a cloud-based specification system that enables them to work smarter and reduce their risk. For building product manufacturers, we help grow their business by exposing their products across the construction project timeline.

Why do we do it?

We believe that the construction industry can, and must improve, and that this change can be driven by improved decision making, based on connected systems and information. We believe the industry can deliver better outcomes by bringing people, organisations and data together through technology and smarter ways of working. With a growing population and increasing competition for resources we believe this will benefit construction, the wider economy and society as a whole.


Headquartered in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NBS has a global reach via our permanent bases in both Australia and Canada.  We are exceptionally proud of our North East England roots, and in March 2017 our global base - the Old Post Office - underwent a £5.8m refurbishment to create an engaging and inspiring workspace built around two large open plan floor spaces, encouraging collaborative working across the business.

Our Organisation

Our roots lie in the UK’s National Building Specification, which for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Our future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as we fast become the information platform for the global construction industry.

Setting the tone

Our directors are committed to creating an engaging workplace that enables everyone to perform at their best with employee health and wellbeing being paramount.

Living our company values is for everyone and the importance of leading by example is fully recognised in developing a solid foundation. For this reason each company value is supported with a paired commitment from our leadership team.

Our values have been shaped and developed in conjunction with our colleagues; they provide a framework to develop capabilities and steer behaviours, which in turn drives overall performance.



To be the information platform for the global construction industry.


Use the power of conected data to add value and enable a safe, efficient, high quality industry.

As a business we believe so much more can be achieved by working in partnership with other like minded people and organisations.
We’re always looking to grow our team. Working at NBS means working in an award-winning, innovative company in a period of rapid growth.
There are lots of ways to get in touch with NBS. You can contact us by phone, visit us at our office, or send us a message online.