Our Tools

Tools for Specification and Collaboration

Intelligent construction specification, in the cloud. Work smarter and safer, collaborate better and connect your workflow.

With NBS Create you can produce professional outline, performance and full specifications with architecture, structural, building services and landscape content more efficiently. NBS Create is an essential tool for BIM projects.

With NBS Building you can produce professional specifications more efficiently. Save time and reduce risk by using NBS Building on your projects.

Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification for the UK industry covering all construction sectors. It contains consistent tables classifying items of all scale from a facility such as a railway down through to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.

The NBS BIM Toolkit is a free-to-use BIM project management tool that provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle in Level 2 BIM projects.

With NBS Landscape you can produce accurate, up to date specifications for hard and soft landscape projects using the industry standard system with content written and maintained by our in-house landscape architects.

NBS Scheduler allows you to deliver robust schedules of work and reference specification arranged by trades or space for refurbishment, alteration and small new build projects without bills of quantities.

With NBS Domestic Specification, for just £80.00+VAT per project, you can create specifications online, with essential NBS technical clauses and guidance written specifically for small domestic building projects.

Other Tools

Free Tools
  • NBS National BIM Library The construction industry’s free-to-use resource of downloadable BIM objects.
  • RIBA Product Selector The market-leading product directory for specifiers and other construction industry professionals.
  • RIBA CPD The online resource of RIBA-approved CPD materials for construction professionals.
  • NBS Plug-ins Coordinating the information between your specification model and your CAD model is key to robust, coordinated project documentation. NBS provides a range of tools to help in this area.
  • NBS Tools A free suite of tools enabling cost tracking, design annotation, and the ability to view and print specifications, schedules of work and contract preliminaries.
  • NBS Online Viewer (Beta)The easy way for your project team to interrogate your project models and a wealth of connected data.
Tools for Contracts           

Market research
Specialist research for the design and construction industries

Regulations and Standards