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We know that you want to build high quality developments and our expertise in surveying, construction methods and claims means we can help you to do this.

The LABC Warranty Technical Manual has been produced to assist developers and contractors to meet our technical requirements. Endorsed by RIBA and CIAT the Technical Manual is clearly divided into chapters, each containing guidance on how to meet the requirements. Download the latest technical manual for free or download each of our easy to use checklists below to help you with your project.

Our Foundation Depth Calculator is another easy to use tool designed to enable the user to easily determine the exact foundation depth required when building near trees.

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Foundation Depth Calculator

LABC Warranty's Foundation Depth Calculator is designed to enable the user to easily determine the exact foundation depth required when building near …

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Registered Details

Are you a manufacturer of a system or product related to modern methods of construction, or looking to use these methods for your next construction pr…

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Level Threshold Checklist

It can be tricky business to get the design of a level threshold of a property right to make sure it isn’t subject to water ingress or damp. We hav…

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Guide to Laying Bricks and Blocks Checklist

Over recent years there has been a lot of talk about the growth of alternative construction methods.

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Canopy Roofs

The simple answer is yes! But with so many different examples of canopy roofs, each with different requirements on providing weather protection, it…

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Planning Process Flowchart

Planning permission is the key to unlocking the potential of a piece of land.

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Cavity Trays and Weep Holes Checklist

Dampness in a building structure can be one of the most difficult and expensive defects to put right.

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Using Concrete in Cold Weather

Concrete is a fundamental ingredient in modern construction and it is important to understand how the material can be used in the winter months. The f…

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LABC Warranty Cladding Technical Memorandum

Our Cladding Technical Memorandum will give you a detailed look at our stance on cladding along with the current legal compliance and the likely chang…

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Timber Strength, Storage and Grading

Timber is a key component in a broad range of builds as it’s sustainable, lightweight, durable if properly treated and available in abundance. However…

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Acceptable Tolerances in Brickwork

Traditional brick and block remains the most common construction method in new homes. Whilst a level of deviation in brickwork levels is inevitable su…

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Admixtures. What they do and when to use them

Admixtures are materials (often in the form of fluid or powders) which are added to concrete. These materials allow the concrete to gain characteristi…

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Tolerances in Internal Walls, Ceilings, Junctions and Floors

Earlier this year we looked at acceptable tolerances in brickwork, detailing some of our technical guidance for bricks blocks and masonry. In our late…

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Working in Cold Weather

To meet the functional requirements of Chapter 2 of our Technical Manual, minimum working temperatures should never fall below 2°C when working with m…

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Modern Methods of Construction

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 co…

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Vibro Stone Column Foundations – Recognised Good Practice

In order to manage risk LABC Warranty is required to assess the structural design and installation of vibro stone columns and their associated foundat…

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