NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has announced that Roger Bullivant’s RBeam precast concrete foundation system has been officially welcomed by NHBC Accepts.
NHBC Accepts is a comprehensive end-to-end service that helps build confidence in innovative construction and enables innovative products to be expedited for NHBC Guarantee.
Under the new service, detailed and rigorous technical reviews of design, manufacture and construction culminate in the provision of a certified user license for a bespoke NHBC Accepts logo and website listing.
The RBeam is a factory produced precast reinforced concrete foundation system for low rise developments. The system is used with a range of pile foundation techniques suitable for many different soil types and soil conditions, including clay heaving situations.
NHBC Chief Innovation Officer Richard Lankshear said: “Following a thorough approval process, we are delighted to welcome Roger Bullivant Limited to NHBC Accepts.
Richard Taylor, Director of Core Systems at Bullivant, added: “This approval brings customer confidence and improves on-site productivity. We also recognize that this is a significant achievement in advancing offsite manufacturing in the residential market. »
Lankshear explained: “An NHBC Accepts certificate is a means of demonstrating that innovative products or systems have already been reviewed, reducing the risk of on-site delays. NHBC Accepts will play a vital role in ensuring that developers, manufacturers, lenders and consumers have faith and confidence in the quality of new homes built with innovative forms of construction.
Bullivant Foundation Systems Technical Director Nigel Rake said: “Roger Bullivant Limited has been designing, manufacturing and installing precast foundations for many years. The RBeam system is a category 3 pre-engineered component under the government’s MMC definition framework and we are very pleased that it has received the seal of approval for NHBC Accepts. This will provide additional assurance in our RBeam system to all of our customers and the industry at large.