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Housing inspectors to raise build standards


THE NATIONAL House Building Council has launched a quality control service to improve the build standard and finish of new houses.

Under Quality Management Services, inspectors work in partnership with site teams targeting problem build elements and processes.

NHBC special projects inspection manager Peter Saffill said: 'With the quality of new homes increasingly under Government scrutiny, we have developed a comprehensive range of options to cater for most situations.'

George Wimpey City has been involved in trials of the service.

Projects director Richard Cook said: 'Utilising main contractors to build our developments, we found the QMS role valuable on site as it not only alerted us to potential problems during construction but they were also able to offer advice and solutions to put it right.'