IE Developments has been associated with the NHBC since 1984, and has achieved an A1 rating , IE Developments are proud to be associated with them and acknowledge the very proactive and innovative products they now offer.
Raising the standard of new build homes is at the core of everything we do. When you buy a new property with an NHBC 10 year Buildmark warranty, you can be reassured that it’s been built by one of our registered builders, to our detailed quality standards.
In the beginning…
We began as the National House Builders Registration Council in 1936 to tackle the sub-standard building practices seen in the inter-war years. Our aim was simple – to increase the professionalism and care shown by house builders, therefore improving the finished home for the homeowner.
Now, we are known simply as ‘NHBC’. We are a non-profit distributing organisation (though not a charity), independent of Government and house builders. We are widely recognised around the world as the UK’s leading independent standard-setting body for house building. We are also an insurance company authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority to provide insurance.
The standard of house building in the UK has never been higher than it is today. For eight decades we have been at the heart of improving house building standards and have been helping builders and developers deliver millions of homes to millions of home buyers like you. Alongside our standards and technical advice, our 10 year Buildmark warranty and insurance covers 80% of all new homes built in the UK each year.
NHBC registered builders
Our registered builders take pride in their work and follow high industry technical standards in house building set by us. Only builders and developers who can demonstrate financial security and technical competence are allowed to join our register.
Did you know?
Each new home that is sold with NHBC Buildmark cover is checked by one of our technical experts at key stages during the build, from foundations to final completion. So even before you are handed the keys, we will have done our best to make sure your home has been built to a high standard and ready for you to move into.
A fascinating new report ‘Homes through the decades’ launched by the NHBC Foundation, charts the history of the modern home from Victorian times to the digital age.
The making of the modern home
The report examines the political and social drivers as well as the technological changes that have shaped the modern home and the way we live today. Evocative images and informative charts help to tell the story of key periods in our housing history. We are reminded of the crucial events and inspirational people who struggled with the pressures and limitations of their time to deliver our unique housing heritage.
We also discover how people living in modern homes today have greater protection than previous generations through the introduction of Building Regulations, comprehensive building standards and warranties.
A journey through time
The Report starts in the mid 1800’s, when public health was high on the social and political agenda and private renting was the norm. We are then taken through a journey that sees the evolution of better homes for workers and the 20th century emergence of social housing and private ownership. Against the backdrop of two world wars, the focus in British housing was to eliminate slums and provide good quality homes in sufficient numbers for the growing population and changes in household demographics.
Having arrived in the 21st Century, we witness an ongoing effort to improve the standard of homes in response to sustainability targets, energy efficiency and to meet modern lifestyle expectations.
With a rise in single occupancy, increasing single parent households and improvements in living standards increasing longevity, questions are also asked about what our homes might look like in the future. How much further will sustainability targets be pushed in housing design, and will the ‘interconnected home’ via smart phones and tablets become a standard feature of homes in the future?
– See more at: http://www.nhbcnewhomes.co.uk/industry-news/homes-through-the-decades/#sthash.lUHnIYi1.dpuf