NBS Domestic Specification

NBS Domestic Specification has been created with professional designers and domestic builders in mind. It can also be used by home owners/occupiers.

The contract particulars and work sections in the product are shown below. When writing your specification you may not require all of these - just select the content relevant for your individual project.

Contract Particulars

  • JCT Building Contract for a Home Owner/Occupier who has not appointed a Consultant to oversee the work (HO/B)
  • SBCC Scottish Building Contract for a Home Owner/Occupier who has not appointed a Consultant to oversee the work (HO/Scot)
  • JCT Building Contract for a Home Owner/ Occupier who has appointed a Consultant to oversee the work (HO/C)
  • SBCC Scottish Building Contract for a Home Owner/ Occupier who has appointed a Consultant to oversee the work (HO/C/Scot)
  • RIBA Domestic Building Contract
  • JCT 2011 Minor Works Building Contract (MW)
  • JCT 2011 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (MWD)
  • SBCC 2011 Minor Works Building Contract (MW/Scot)
  • SBCC 2013 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (MWD/Scot)

Work Sections

  • A9 General requirements
  • D2 Site preparation
  • E1 Concrete foundations and floors
  • F1 Masonry walling
  • G1 Packaged frames and structural steelwork
  • G2 Structural timber and general carpentry
  • H2 Board and sheet external cladding and soffits
  • H6 Slate and tile pitched roof coverings and cladding
  • J1 Flat roof coverings
  • K1 Wood internal flooring, linings and trim
  • L1 Windows, roof windows and patent glazing
  • L2 Doors and frames
  • L3 Stairs and guarding
  • M1 Plastering, rendering and screeding
  • M4 Sheet and tile internal finishes
  • M6 Painting, staining and varnishing
  • N1 Appliances and fittings
  • Q1 Hard Landscaping
  • Q2 Soft Landscaping
  • R1 Above and below ground drainage
  • S9 Hot and cold water systems
  • T9 Heating systems
  • U9 Ventilation systems
  • V9 Electrical systems

Contents subject to change without notice.

NBS by definition is the UK national building specification. Content and guidance in our products is based on UK Building Regulations, Legislation and Building Contracts. However, as the UK is a member of the EU, we have to adopt European Standards in a BS EN format. Up to 70% of Standards quoted in NBS are now in BS EN format.