Looking for structural warranty approval? The 10 steps you need to take

This article describes the process of obtaining a structural warranty and a Certificate of Insurance  for your project. Whether you are a self-builder constructing just one home or a developer building a hundred or more, the process is extremely similar.

The 10 steps to obtaining structural warranty approval

Many of the stages take place during the build itself, but it is a good idea to know what the main milestones are first before you embark on the process of obtaining a structural warranty.

If you are building more than one unit, we will of course take that into account when visiting your site and inspecting your works. As well as regular inspections, we will assess if your project or development poses any special risks and if so, we may adjust the inspection programme accordingly.

If you are building a structure with multiple residential units, a high-rise, or a building with a mix of commercial and residential units, the process is different to make allowances for the increased technical nature of the build. You can learn more about that process here.

See the flowchart below, which described the main milestone for obtaining a structural warranty. Click here or on the image to download the chart.

The 10-step warranty process


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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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