Any person in the business of building homes is required by law to be registered with the NHBRC.
In terms of the Act, any person in the business of home building must be registered with the NHBRC and renew their membership annually.
Any person who contravenes this, shall be guilty of an offence liable of conviction to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year.
Compliance with the Act
Recognition by financial institutions as an accredited home builder
Access to mediation services
Access to free accredited training programs
Follow these steps to apply for registration with NHBRC:
After you submit all your documents, you’ll be issued with the Home Builders Manual Part 1 and 2 as well as Part 3, which you will then have to go and study in preparation for the technical exam.
Assessments are conducted from Monday to Friday at your nearest NHBRC customer care office. You’ll need to enquire about the scheduled times for these technical assessments.
Builders are allowed only two attempts in order to pass the technical test within 30 days of paying the application fee.
Initial application fee is R745.61 which is not refundable (once-off).
An annual membership fee of R526.32 is due every year.
Builders have two options when buying a builders manual.
(i) Home builders manual – R87.82
(ii) Home builders manual and SANS 10400 – R3168.15