Research service

We provide strategic, bespoke research for organisations working in and supporting the built environment. These include construction product manufacturers and suppliers, government departments, NGOs and professional bodies.

What makes us different?

We are uniquely positioned to provide research services to the industry as we have:

How do we help construction product manufacturers?

If you are a construction product manufacturer or supplier, we can help you to:

Read more about how we work with manufacturers in our brochure.

How do we help government departments and NGOs?

We can help you to:

You can read an example of our work for the UK Government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG): Usability research: Building Regulations Approved Documents B and M.

How do we help professional bodies?

We can help you to:

Please see some examples of our research reports:

Practice resilience research for RIBA
Digital Transformation in Architecture for RIBA and Microsoft
Fire Sector Federation: Reviewing Approved Document B (Fire safety)

Research methodologies

We use the following approaches in our research and will recommend the most effective combination for your project.

All projects are carried out independently to Market Research Society (MRS) standards.


Want to know more?

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss an upcoming research project with one of the team.

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Find out more

The Advisory Panel is a group of about 30 built environment professionals brought together by NBS. We consult with the Panel to discuss the current issues facing the industry and deepen our understanding of how technical information is used in design and construction.
We have a team of experienced research professionals, with a track record in the built environment and beyond. We have quantitative specialists, qualitative research experts and market analysts.
See our articles and reports on subjects like new technologies, building regulations, product information, politics and economics.