Technical Information & Policy

The Technical Department at HBF seeks to be a conduit between government departments and the housebuilding industry. It strives towards pragmatic and deliverable innovation and regulatory change for the betterment of the industry and the consumer.

This is done largely through collaboration and meeting with representatives from both the industry and wider bodies and stakeholders as well as government officials. The group makes representations and collectively responds to government consultations and keeps members informed of news or changes that affect the operational delivery of housing policy. The group covers a number of key subject areas in focussed sub groups, these being:

  • Future New Homes Standard
  • Highways
  • Tall Buildings
  • Utilities
  • Water Matters
  • Health & Safety

NTSC (National Technical Sustainability Committee)

The National Technical & Sustainability Committee (NTSC) meets four times a year to consider technical issues relating to housebuilding. Its purpose is to form an overarching steering committee to all technical related matters and challenges facing the industry and is well attended by a number of major and medium size house builder member representatives.

For more information, upcoming meetings and papers please click here.