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
New technology is changing how we do things, fundamentally and many industries have already been altered by it. The construction industry is no different, though perhaps due to its unique makeup and age it has taken longer to update and adapt.
Traditional brick and block remains the most common construction method in new homes. Whilst a level of deviation in brickwork levels is inevitable such differences can affect the overall finish of the property. The below technical update summarises the LABC Warranty technical guidance on acceptable tolerances in brickwork.
A key constraint of the house building industry is the availability of suitable land. The potential to accumulate positive return on investment relies not only on the cost of land purchase but the potential sales value of the development itself.
A structural warranty is, in its simplest terms insurance for the structure of your new home that lasts around ten years, depending on policy and provider. A home will only hold a structural warranty if, during its construction, it is regularly inspected by surveyors and meets the technical standards of the structural warranty provider.