National Building Specification
The National Building Specification, and now known as the NBS, is a British based system of construction specification used by architects and other building professionals to describe the materials, standards and workmanship of a construction project. It was launched in 1973 and is now used by over 5000 offices.
A specification often forms part of the tender documentation along with architectural drawings for a contractor to price and then forms part of the contract documentation for the builder to construct the building from.
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