NBS Domestic Specification

7.15 How often is the content updated?

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Technical references are reviewed on a monthly basis. Frequency of updating will depend on the extent of changes to technical references and industry development, but also on the amount of feedback and requests for change that are received.


Update information

March 2019-1
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.

June 2018-2
Updated for the June 2018 RIBA Domestic Contract.

February 2018-1
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.

February 2017-1
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.

February 2016-2
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.

February 2016-1
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.

February 2015-3
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates. Introduction of new section 'Q2 - Hard Landscaping'.

February 2015-2
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.

February 2015-1
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates and inclusion of the new RIBA Domestic Contract.

April 2014-1
Full section review including standards and referenced documents updates.
Comprises Preliminaries sets for two new Scottish Homeowner Contracts, together with updates to the other Preliminaries sets already included.

August 2013-2
Full section review incorporating the separation of England and Wales Approved Documents and Building Regulations, standards and referenced documents updating.

January 2013-1
Full section review incorporating standards and referenced documents updating.

June 2012-2
Full section review incorporating standards and referenced documents updating.

March 2012-1
Contract Particulars were updated in accordance with SBCC Minor Works 2011 (MW/Scot) and SBCC Minor Works with Contractor's Design 2011 (MWD/Scot). Section J1, Flat roof coverings, expanded to include zinc sheet or strip coverings, flashings and timber roll caps. Full section review incorporating standards and referenced documents updating.

November 2011-3
Contract Particulars were updated in accordance with JCT Minor Works 2011 and JCT Minor Works with Contractor's Design 2011. Full section review incorporating standards and referenced documents updating.

May 2011-2
Full section review incorporating Standards updating and cross referencing between System Outline and Product clauses.

March 2011-1
Full section review incorporating general formatting, Standards updating and cross referencing between System Outline and Product clauses.

November 2010-1
Launch set of data.


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