LABC Warranty works in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC) to provide structural warranties for developers, contractors, housing associations and self builders. Our partnership with LABC means we can provide building control and warranties throughout England and Wales using the combined technical expertise of over 3500 surveyors.
Having provided cover for over 10 years we work with some of the largest house builders, commercial contractors and developers in the country. All of our policies are underwritten by 'A' rated global insurers, ensuring you and your buyers are protected for the duration of the policy. Our cover is also accepted by all leading UK mortgage lenders helping you and your buyers secure finance easily.
Requesting a quotation is easy. Simply complete our online application form and let us do the rest of the work for you.
Our network of experienced, local Risk Management Surveyors work alongside your Local Authority Building Control Surveyor, and will review your development in accordance with our technical standards.
Once your build is complete and all conditions satisfied your Certificate of Insurance will be issued
Once the Certificate of Insurance is issued you, your buyer or tenants are protected under the policy for 10 or 12 years
Facades can be a key and expensive area of weakness when it comes to compliance in multi-storey buildings. Rather than discover issues with a building façade post construction, it is always best to be rigorous and get it right first time to save yourself work further down the line.
More and more Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are being put to use in the construction industry each year. Interest in MMC has extended to the construction of housing as they potentially represent savings in time and materials and provide higher standards of quality than more traditional methods of construction.
It has been discovered that there is enough space on brownfield sites to build at least one million new homes. Due to the nature of brownfield sites, many of these potential sites are in areas with high housing needs. The analysis suggests that up to two-thirds of these homes are deliverable within the next five years.
To meet the functional requirements of Chapter 2 of our Technical Manual, minimum working temperatures should never fall below 2°C when working with masonry. It is very important that regular temperature readings are taking when working during cold weather periods. Thermometers should be placed away from direct sunlight, preferably in a shaded area. It’s important to consider wind chill and…