NHBC launches inspection app

NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has launched an inspection app, following a successful pilot in 2020.

The app allows housebuilders’ site managers to upload photographs for online inspection or re-inspection by the NHBC team. By capturing these images of ‘live’ construction, NHBC will be able to work with site managers more efficiently, allowing sites to quickly continue working following digital review and feedback, rather than waiting for an NHBC building inspector to physically revisit the site.

Starting this month, NHBC will also provide onsite training to site management teams with the new app, in addition to the usual key stage inspections.

Diane Marshall, NHBC operations director, said: “The launch of the new technology assisted inspection app is a milestone moment in construction quality management as it represents the first stage in the evolution of our technical risk management strategy.

“We are working with our registered builders and developers to gradually move our collective focus from quality control (defects correction) to quality assurance (defects prevention).

“The new app will enable our registered builders and developers to work more efficiently on site, reduce the significant costs of remedial works and further improve new home quality for the benefit of home buyers.”

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