Posts by Katy Laythorne

Get buzzing with NHBC’s top tips for creating a bee friendly garden

Get buzzing with NHBC’s top tips for creating

by on Wednesday 20 May, 2020 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

With summer on its way and many of us spending more time at home, there has never been a better time to make your garden more bee friendly. At NHBC, the leading...

COVID-19 – FAQs

COVID-19 – FAQs

by on Friday 20 March, 2020 in Homeowner advice

In light of the uncertainty faced around COVID-19, NHBC wants to keep you informed of the action being taken to ensure we can provide you with the support that you need....

Housing Minister launches homes of the future competition

Housing Minister launches homes of the future competition

by on Wednesday 4 March, 2020 in Industry News, New Homes

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has invited the housing industry to submit ideas for the homes of the future for a new competition. The competition aims to...

Thermal imaging explained in new NHBC Foundation guide

Thermal imaging explained in new NHBC Foundation guide

by on Thursday 30 January, 2020 in Industry News, New Homes

In a typical existing British home, up to one third of the heat produced by the heating system can be lost through the roof, ceiling and walls*. When carried out...

On-trend shades: colours of the year 2020

On-trend shades: colours of the year 2020

by on Thursday 19 December, 2019 in Homeowner advice, Industry News, New Homes

Those seeking to redecorate in 2020 should take inspiration from the natural world, according to experts from the paint industry. Gone are 2019’s earthy hues; the...

10 tips to keep your heating costs down this winter

10 tips to keep your heating costs down

by on Friday 13 December, 2019 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

As winter sets in, it’s that time of year when we start to crank up the heating. With the cost of energy bills a big concern for UK households, there are lots of...

Last posting dates for Christmas 2019

Last posting dates for Christmas 2019

by on Thursday 5 December, 2019 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Even if you haven’t put the decorations up or started looking for presents, it’s important to bear posting dates in mind to ensure your Christmas cards reach friends...

Decorate your new-build home

Decorate your new-build home

by on Monday 25 November, 2019 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

We certainly don’t want to take the fun out of personalising your home, but we do want to make sure you get things right.  So, here are a few things to take note...

How to re-pressurise a sealed central heating system

How to re-pressurise a sealed central heating system

by on Monday 25 November, 2019 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

Some central heating systems have a small header tank, usually located in the loft, and will not need re-pressurising. Other systems, known as ‘sealed’ systems...

How to bleed a radiator

How to bleed a radiator

by on Monday 25 November, 2019 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

If things start getting a little chilly in your home and you’re wondering why, look first to your radiators. It can be the case that, even with the central heating...