What information will you need to complete an application?

Contact details
Site address including postcode
Does this project include conversions? If yes we require plans – proposed and existing
Number of units
Approximate start and end dates of build
Have any works started on site?
Has the site ever been in administration?
Are any units attached to existing structures?
Are any Modern Methods of Construction being used
Reconstruction cost of development
Estimated sales prices of all properties
If a Builder is used, then we will require their details and experience

Contact details
Site address including postcode
Does this project include conversions? If yes we require plans – proposed and existing
Number of units
Approximate start and end dates of build
Have any works started on site?
Has the site ever been in administration?
Are any units attached to existing structures?
Are any Modern Methods of Construction being used
Reconstruction cost
Details of Housing Association (if known)
Details of Builder including experience

Contact details
Site address including postcode
Details of current rental portfolio
Does this project include conversions? If yes we require plans – proposed and existing
Number of units
Approximate start and end dates of build
Have any works started on site?
Has the site ever been in administration?
Are any units attached to existing structures?
Are any Modern Methods of Construction being used?
Are any units attached to existing structures?
Reconstruction cost
Developer details and experience
Builder details and experience

Contact Details
Site Address including Postcode
Is this a new build or conversion? If a conversion we require Plans – proposed and existing
Approximate start and end dates of build
Have any works started on site?
Has the site ever been in administration?
Is the home attached to any existing structures?
Are any Modern Methods of Construction being used?
Will this be the landowner’s main place of residence?
Reconstruction cost
Internal floor area in m2
Are any stage payments required for mortgage purposes? If yes, how many?
Type of build? Detached/Terraced/Semi
Have you built for your own residence before? If yes, how many and when?
Are you using an Architect? If yes please provide details plus involvement on site?

Contact details
Site address including postcode
Confirmation of the number of units
Was this new build or conversion? If a conversion we require plans – proposed and existing
Approximate start and end dates of build
Has the site ever been in administration?
Is the property attached to any existing structures?
Are any Modern Methods of Construction being used? If yes, details will be required
Reconstruction cost
Sales price
Type of build? Detached/Terraced/Semi?
Why was a warranty not put in place prior to works starting?
Why is a warranty now required?
Landowner’s details
Has the property been rented or lived in since completion?
Does the unit/units have architect certificates?

Please be aware that the following products are not acceptable to be used on projects registered with LABC Warranty:

  • Products without any recognised testing
  • Framed external walls without separating cavities between the outer cladding and the frame
  • Aggregate for use under floors with contaminates / pyrites
  • Basement proposal without a CSSW specialist design
  • Magnesium Oxide Board (MgO) external or internal
  • ICF proposals without ICFA membership
  • Rammed earth bricks
  • Straw bale
  • Single glazed windows / doors
  • Timber windows not covered by BS 644
  • Traditional hand mixed sand and cement renders (only pre-blended bagged renders are acceptable)
  • Green air dried or seasoned oak is not acceptable for use in external wall, window/door construction, frame or internal wall or roof constructions

Regardless of whether it forms part of the waterproof envelope or not. Projects incorporating 'green Oak' will not be acceptable for Warranty cover. Green Oak is defined for Warranty purposes as 'Oak that has been freshly cut or air dried'.

Certified kiln dried Oak with a certified moisture content of 12% may be acceptable for parts of the structure where the oak does not form part of the waterproof envelope, or movement in the oak frame will not affect the waterproof envelope.

If you have any queries in relation to this list, please email technical.referrals@labcwarranty.co.uk