NBS Building - Binders and Discs

Revised Word Processing Discs and Binder inserts are posted to the delivery contact for your subscription three times a year. These are generally released in March, July and September.

If you have not received your update or wish to change the delivery contact for your subscription please contact NBS Customer Services.

2016-2

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 10 sections, comprising:

  • 4 sections with amended references only.
  • 2 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 4 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

The list that follows highlights the work sections in NBS Building Update 2016-2 which have undergone technical revisions to the clause content.

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

H92 Rainscreen cladding (2016-1.1)
K10 Gypsum board dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings (2016-1.1) (Title Change: was Plasterboard dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings)
K40 Demountable suspended ceilings (2016-1.1)

Intermediate library

K10 Gypsum board dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings (2016-1.1) (Title Change: was Plasterboard dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings)
K40 Demountable suspended ceilings (2016-1.1)
S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic

Minor Works library

K10 Gypsum board dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings (2016-1.1) (Title Change: was Plasterboard dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings)
K40 Demountable suspended ceilings (2016-1.1)
S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic

Work sections confirmed as current

The following work sections have been reviewed/ updated and are confirmed as current:

Standard library


2016-1.1
M10 Cement based levelling/ wearing screeds
M11 Mastic asphalt flooring/ floor underlays
M13 Calcium sulfate based levelling screeds

2016-2
N/A

Intermediate library

2016-1.1
M10 Cement based levelling/ wearing screeds
M11 Mastic asphalt flooring/ floor underlays
M13 Calcium sulfate based levelling screeds
S17 Water reclamation systems

2016-2
N/A

Minor Works library

2016-1.1
M13 Calcium sulfate based levelling screeds

2016-2
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic

2016-1

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 25 sections, comprising:

  • 2 sections with amended references only.
  • 1 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 22 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

The list that follows highlights the work sections in NBS Building Update 2016-1 which have undergone technical revisions to the clause content.

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

D30 Piling
                                                                       
D40 Embedded retaining walls  
D45 Soil nailing  
F30 Accessories/ Sundry items for brick/ block/ stone walling  
G20 Carpentry/ timber framing/ First fixing  
J21 Mastic asphalt roofing/ insulation/ finishes  
J31 Liquid applied waterproof roof coatings  
K30 Panel partitions  
L40 General glazing  
M50 Rubber/ Plastics/ Cork/ Lino/ Carpet tiling/ sheeting  
M51 Edge fixed carpeting  
M60 Painting/ Clear finishing  
N15 Internal fire and safety signage systems  
Q28 Topsoil and soil ameliorants  
Q30 Seeding/ turfing  
Q31 External planting  
Q32 Internal and artificial planting  
Q35 Landscape maintenance  
Q50 Site/ street furniture/ equipment  
Q52 Play and sports equipment  

Intermediate library

B91 Buildings in the landscape
                                                                       
D30 Piling  
D45 Soil nailing  
F30 Accessories/ Sundry items for brick/ block/ stone walling  
G20 Carpentry/ timber framing/ First fixing  
J21 Mastic asphalt roofing/ insulation/ finishes  
J31 Liquid applied waterproof roof coatings  
K30 Panel partitions  
L40 General glazing  
M50 Rubber/ Plastics/ Cork/ Lino/ Carpet tiling/ sheeting  
M51 Edge fixed carpeting  
M60 Painting/ Clear finishing  
N15 Internal fire and safety signage systems  
N91 External signage and interpretation  
Q28 Topsoil and soil ameliorants  
Q30 Seeding/ turfing  
Q31 External planting  
Q50 Site/ street furniture/ equipment  
U90 General ventilation - domestic  

Minor Works library

F30 Accessories/ Sundry items for brick/ block/ stone walling
                                                                      
G20 Carpentry/ timber framing/ First fixing  
J21 Mastic asphalt roofing/ insulation/ finishes
 
J31 Liquid applied waterproof roof coatings  
K30 Panel partitions  
L40 General glazing  
M50 Rubber/ Plastics/ Cork/ Lino/ Carpet tiling/ sheeting  
M60 Painting/ Clear finishing  
Q28 Topsoil and soil ameliorants  
Q50 Site/ street furniture/ equipment  

Work sections confirmed as current

The following work sections have been reviewed/ updated and are confirmed as current:

Standard library


No change

Intermediate library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic
                                                                             
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic
 

Minor Works library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic
                                                                             
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic  
U90 General ventilation - domestic  

2015-3

186 work sections now in NBS Building (excluding Preliminaries)

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 36 sections, comprising:

  • 3 sections with amended references only.
  • 16 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 17 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Following the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 on April 6, JCT has issued amendments to their contracts. Updated preliminaries were included in your 2015-2 July update. Preliminaries for ICC Minor Works Version, Amendment ICC/CDM/May2015, are also now included.

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B13 Modular buildings BS 8200 withdrawn, alternate CWCT standards TN 75 and 76 along with BS EN 13049 added. Code for sustainable homes changes highlighted. Additional guidance has been added to explain changes made in document to standards and regulations. S
C51 Repairing/ Renovating/ Conserving timber Updating of clause items and guidance resulting from revised or new standards and codes. S I
D20 Excavating and filling Reference documents including legislation updated and new clause added to cover product 'Concrete impregnated fabric'. S I M
E10 Mixing/ Casting/ Curing in situ concrete Changes due to updates of BS EN 206(incorporating BS EN 206-9), BS 8500-1 and BS 8500-2. Updates in reference documents. S I M
G10 Structural steel framing References to NSSS removed, and values amended alongside general updates of reference documents. Guidance concerning CE marking added. S I M
G30 Metal profiled sheet decking This section has been amended to transfer specification of design standards, design parameters and other requirements to section B50. Reference documents updated. S I
H92 Rainscreen cladding ASCE SE1/7-05 has been withdrawn and replaced by ASCE/SEI 7-10.
BS 476-7 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS 476-7 incorporating corrigendum 1.
BS 476-20 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS 476-20 incorporating amendment 1 and corrigendum 1.
BS 476-21 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS 476-21 incorporating corrigendum 1.
BS EN 1999-1-1 + A1:2009 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS EN 1999-1-1 + A2:2013, incorporating corrigendum March 2014.
PD 62305-2 Flash density map 2014. Supplement to BS EN 62305-2 has been published.
The Construction Health and Safety Manual has been updated.
References to deleted clauses 342, 345 and 347 deleted; clauses 335 and 340 'Integrity' added; all to align with CWCT Standard.
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J41 Reinforced bitumen membrane roof coverings Updates resulting from changes to reference documents including new clauses for insulants and water flow control layers. S I M
J42 Single layer polymeric sheet roof coverings Updates resulting from changes to reference documents and from commentary from the Technical Committee at SPRA. S I M
K11 Rigid sheet flooring/ sheathing/ decking/ sarking/ linings/ casings Key technical changes and changes to guidance. Reference documents updated. S I M
K13 Rigid sheet fine linings and panelling Clause 105 added in response to CPR and CE marking requirements. Changes to general guidance. Reference documents updated. S I
K45 Suspended ceiling system alterations Clause 805, Electrical continuity and earth bonding updated in accordance with current IET regulations (BS 7671). I M
M40 Stone/ Concrete/ Quarry/ Ceramic tiling/ Mosaic Key changes in response to reference document updates. Introducing guidance to CEN/TS 16165 for slip resistance. S I M
M41 Terrazzo tiling/ In situ terrazzo Key technical changes and changes to guidance due to reference document updates, BS EN 13036-4 now being replaced by BS 7976-1, -2 and -3 with regards to slip resistance for pedestrian surfaces. S I
N13 Sanitary appliances and fittings The section has been comprehensively updated, taking into account several recent BS EN standards for sanitary appliances. S I M
R11 Above ground foul drainage systems Clauses 685 and 690 revised in line with new version of BS 1710. S I M
R12 Below ground drainage systems Wording in clauses 757 and 759 has been changed to improve specification of the connection of drainage branches into the main channel. BS 7158 for plastics inspection chambers has been withdrawn. S I M