Site Inspection Process

How we work with you on site

We aim to work with your surveyors and the builder to ensure there are no delays to the build.

Once we have been allocated a site you will receive an email introducing your LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyor for the site.


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At LABC Warranty, as well as using the standard site inspection process to ensure you are meeting the technical standards required in your build, we also adopt a risk management approach to surveying.

The LABC Warranty risk management process is made up of the following elements:

Site risk assessment
Key risk inspections
Frequency visits

There will be additional elements to the inspection process if you are building apartment blocks or you are carrying out a conversion or refurbishment project.


Site risk assessment

Our surveyors carry out a site risk assessment of the site based on the following criteria:

• Ground conditions
• Site exposure
• Complexity of the design specification
• Professional input

This plan check enables our surveyors to judge the likelihood of any problems arising as the building work progresses. The assessment is adjusted accordingly during construction to reflect the standards being adhered to.

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Key Risk Inspections

Further inspections known as key risk inspections may also be necessary for the following areas of the site if they are identified as having a high level of risk:

• Basement construction and waterproofing
• Roof covering
• Waterproof envelope

The number of visits required will depend upon the level of risk that has been identified.

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Frequency visits – Risk based inspections

In addition to the identified risk inspections, our surveyors will also carry out regular site inspections throughout the build with an emphasis on the following critical stages of construction:

• Foundations excavations (or prior to concreting ground beams on piled sites)
• Superstructure
• First fix (or pre-plaster)
• Drains
• Pre-handover

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Additional elements

Apartment Blocks

For apartment blocks our inspection regime would also take into account:

• More complex foundations
• Basements
• Cladding
• Fire stopping
• Other construction areas as identified by the surveyor

Conversions and Refurbishments

For conversions and refurbishments the inspection regime will be considered on an individual basis considering the following:

• Recommendations of the Refurbishment Assessment
• Complexity of the scheme
• Extent of the works


Site Inspection Report

A site inspection report will be provided to the builder each time an inspection is carried out and a copy will also be emailed to you.

If you have not been receiving these emails please let us know at and we will update our records to make sure you receive them going forward.

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Site inspection process workflow

Download a copy of our Site inspection process workflow for an easy to follow visual representation of our process.