NHBRC Registration

Does your Company need NHBRC Registration? We will facilitate your Construction Company’s Registration process at the NHBRC (The National Home Builders Registration Council) in the quickest possible timeframe. Apply online on this page.

The National Home Builders Registration Council ( NHBRC ) requires that all new houses must be inspected during the building process to ensure that they comply with the relevant Act.

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The Act

The Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, 1998 ( Act No 95 of 1998 ) makes provision for the protection of housing consumers. This act provides for the establishment of the National Home Builders Registration Council ( NHBRC ) which needs to apply the “Act” through required regulations and procedures as stated in the Government Gazette 1 December 1999 and Home Building Manuals Parts 1,2 & 3 February 1999. The NHBRC needs to warrant any residential dwelling against poor workmanship resulting into structural defects and thus safety issues.

The following types of dwellings are covered by “the Act”.

  • Employee/Corporate Housing
  • Houses
  • Town houses
  • Rented Homes
  • Maisonnettes
  • Flats
  • Additions and alterations are not covered by “the Act. Owner Builders must apply through the NHBRC for exemption.

building house on blueprints with worker - construction projectWhat does this Act mean for Construction Companies?

All Developers and Contractors that are involved with building residential dwellings, need to Register with the NHBRC. To apply for any contracts or tenders, a Construction Company also needs to be registered with the CIDB.


  • All registered Contractors or Developers can apply for contracts and government tenders.
  • You gain the trust of your Clients, Investors and Banks. 


Make sure you have everything required to register at the NHBRC; or otherwise Contact us for a quote.

To see a comprehensive list of the Requirements please Click Here.

Additional Services:

For more information on services that are linked to this industry see below.


R 2 890 once-off for NHBRC Registration; or

R 4 290 once-off for the NHBRC and CIDB Pack.

The R 2890 service option is our facilitation fee for your NHBRC application. We also offer a Construction Company Package with includes Registration at CIPC, SARS, CIDB and NHBRC. For more information about our Construction Company Package Click Here.

Note that the NHBRC will also charge you a direct once-off admin fee of R 750 and an annual license fee of R 625.

Important Information

Tests at NHBRC: We will assist with examples of questions which you will get at the test at NHBRC, but we will not be able to do the test on your behalf. A representative from your company will need to do the test. If full payment of Registration Fee (R750 – Non Refundable) is not received within a period of 30 days from the date of the Payment Advice your application with NHBRC will be terminated.

Only 3 attempts are allowed per Company and per Technical Manager to pass the Technical Test within 30 days of payment of application fee. If the Technical Test is not passed then the Registration will be canceled.

Technical Test are written twice a day, from Monday to Friday. It is an Open Book Test.
Morning Session: 10:00 – 11:30
Afternoon Session: 14:00 – 15:30