LABC Warranty Technical Manual Version 10

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The latest edition of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual has been published and is now available for you to download.

Our comprehensive guide, now in its 10th iteration, provides detailed build guidance supported by an array of technical drawings and references to third-party standards.

The 466-page manual is broken down into logical “build part” sections covering everything from ground conditions to roofing.

For warranty, the general Functional Requirements for acceptance are summarised at the start of the manual, with additional Functional Requirements relevant for each build part highlighted at the start of their respective section.

With 25,000 downloads and more than 160,000 page views of Version 9 alone, the LABC Warranty Technical Manual has already proved itself an important reference for builders, developers, architects and others working in the construction sector.

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Sample of LABC Warranty Technical Manual pages

Strip Foundations from Section 3: Foundations

Metal web, layout of joists from Section: 10 Upper Floors

Pre-formed roof truss, typical bracing definitions from Section 11: Roofs

LABC Warranty Technical Manual Version 10: Summary of main changes

Version 10 contains a number of changes to build part-specific Functional Requirements plus additional guidance on podium decks, blue roofs and more.

Changes to the general Functional Requirements for warranty acceptance include:

  • Means of escape, passive and active systems are not covered under Version 10 of the Technical Manual unless specifically identified in a build part section’s Functional Requirements
  • Requirements for meeting building regulations have been clarified in the introduction and limited to covering specific build part section Functional Requirements – where required
  • Products of non-standard/modern methods of construction (MMC) must be supported with evidence of third-party product conformity certification before a warranty offer is provided
  • Reclaimed materials may be used subject to prior approval from LABC Warranty

Hard copies of the manual are provided free of charge as part of annual registration with LABC Warranty and for all applicable new sites registered. If you are unsure which technical standards apply to your site, please speak to your surveyor.

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Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual.

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