30May, 2016

SA housing regulator welcomes human settlements announcement on rectifications

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has welcomed the recent announcement by Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu that the department would no longer spend money on fixing poorly built RDP houses. “We are serious about addressing the issue of shoddy workmanship in the industry and our mandate can be effectively carried out when all […]

16Mar, 2016

Housing regulator inducts builders and inspectors on the new building guidelines and standards

As part of efforts to skill housing inspectors and builders on home building guidelines and standards, the National Home Builder’s Registrations Council (NHBRC) is conducting an intensive two day workshop at the Birchwood Hotel starting on the 16th until 17th of March. The workshop will focus on the recently released guidelines which were developed by […]

14Mar, 2016

Consumer awareness could save South Africans millions, says housing regulator

Repairing badly constructed houses costs South Africans millions of rands annually. This is according to National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) spokesperson Tshepo Nkosi. Speaking at the launch of the housing regulator’s countrywide consumer education campaign, Nkosi added that despite a house being the most significant purchase that the average consumer will ever make, many […]

09Mar, 2016

NHBRC rolls out Inspector training to clampdown on shoddy workmanship in the Eastern Cape

The National Home builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is currently rolling out an Inspector Training Programme to sharpen the skills of home inspectors in a bid to clampdown on shoddy workmanship in the Eastern Cape Province. The training programme is offered to municipal building inspectors and Human Settlements Departmental inspectors to enhance their skills and technical […]

26Feb, 2016

New SA Construction Guidelines launched

Today the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) launched a series of building guidelines that are set to make a significant impact on the way the local construction sector operates. A comprehensive manual outlining the guidelines were released during a breakfast at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg, which was attended by various industry bodies. The revisions […]

24Feb, 2016

NHBRC outlines plans for uplifting the physically disabled in the Eastern Cape

The National Home Builder’s Registration Council (NHBRC) recently held an imbizo to engage with people living with disabilities at the City Hall in Port Elizabeth. The event was put together in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality and was attended by various organisations that work with the disabled. The Imbizo was attended by over […]

22Feb, 2016

House Handover in Mpumalanga

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) in partnership with Ligwalagwala FM and other partners will hand over a house in Betty’s Goed near Dundonald in the Mpumalanga Province on Saturday, 20 February 2016. The handover will be made to Ms Khanyisile Masina, who is a victim of women abuse whose ex-partner cut off both […]

19Feb, 2016

Eastern Cape Unemployed Military Veterans Receive Certificates in Construction

This week more than 30 unemployed military veterans in the Chris Hani District Municipality received accredited certificates in home building offered by the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. The military veterans undertook intensive theoretical and practical training in roofing, plumbing, plastering and carpentry for a period of three months. The […]

11Feb, 2016

JS Mpanza Primary School gets a face-lift

Although Mandela Day is five months away, the National Home Builder’s Registration Council (NHBRC) believes that this day should be celebrated every day. It is for this reason that the NHBRC partnered with Tshiala Construction and Montagu Homes to bring change to the JS Mpanza Primary School in Diepkloof, Soweto. The project is part of […]

29Jan, 2016

NHBRC trains unemployed youth of Nelson Mandela Bay in construction skills

The National Home Builder Registration Council (NHBRC) will be providing home building training to 91 unemployed young people in Nelson Mandela Bay in a bid to improve their employability and participation in the construction industry. The skills training programme which starts on 01 February 2016 focuses on various disciplines such as bricklaying, plastering, roofing and […]