The Tunbridge Wells company, which imports its timber frames for Sweden, was awarded NBSA by the Local Authority National Type Approval Consortium (LANTAC). Every local authority in England and Wales will now accept the company’s houses without the need for further checks.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, which approved the planning application to build the first Swedish House company property in West Malling, was instrumental in the NBSA being awarded.

“We are very impressed by the construction methods used by the Swedish House Company and I am pleased that we have been able to help add quality and speed to the building control process and make it more efficient for this type of sustainable construction to be used widely across the country,” said borough councillor Matthew Balfour.

The council’s mayor councillor Russel Dorling presented a framed NBSA certificate to Swedish House Company managing director Simon Hayes recently.