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Ensure your projects meet the relevant standards and regulations and stay-up-to-date with the latest changes and their effects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on standards and regulations from NBS.


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31 July 2017 | by
Last amended on 14 August 2017

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features  new codes and minor amends to existing codes across six classification tables with some major additions to the Activities table.

29 March 2016 | by

A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

20 October 2016 | by

Introducing BS 8536-2: 2016. A new addition to the BIM Level 2 suite of documents gives recommendations for briefing for design and construction in relation to energy, telecommunication, transport, water and other utilities’ infrastructure to ensure that design takes into account the expected performance of the asset in use over its planned operational life.

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This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

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A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

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We take a look at some key documentation that will prove invaluable when planning the fire safety strategy of your next project.

05 February 2016 | by
Last amended on 07 November 2017

We explore the benefits of open data and the opportunities it affords.

04 February 2016 | by

Large companies in England and Wales can now expect fines of up to £10m for the most serious breaches of health and safety law under new sentencing rules that have come into effect this month.

25 January 2016 | by

Today marks a new chapter in the life of theNBS.com as we launch a new site that puts the foundations in place for us to provide you with a better service.

05 November 2015 | by

Domestic consumer units must meet the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition Amendment 3 with effect from 1 January 2016.

20 August 2015 | by

Updates to Approved Documents from October will see the introduction of some ‘optional’ levels of performance, regional variations, and some requirements dictated by Local Planning Authorities.

01 June 2015 | by

The proposed Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into effect on 6 April 2015.

01 May 2015 | by

Rob Manning, Government Soft Landings Lead, BIM Task Group, looks at what should be considered when completing Level 2 BIM.

01 April 2015 | by

A raft of changes have been made to the England regulations and their Approved Documents (ADs) as of March 2015. Here we summarise the key changes.

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