Who is the NHBRC?

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The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is a regulatory body of the home building industry.

It was established in 1998 in accordance with the provisions of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, 1998 (Act No. 95 of 1998).

Their mandate is to protect the interests of housing consumers and to ensure that builders comply with the prescribed building industry standards as contained in the Home Building Manual.

Any person who is involved in the business of building homes is required by law to register with them and failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence punishable by law. The NHBRC certifies builders who meet the prescribed industry standards criteria in terms of technical competence, construction experience and financial capability.

The Act also requires all new homes to be enrolled with the NHBRC at least 15 days prior to construction. Enrolling your home building project with the NHBRC protects you against poor building practices. Their building quality inspectors will inspect the construction of your home to ensure that it is not exposed to structural failure.

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