Local Authority


Since 2007, we have been working in partnership with Local Authorities across England and Wales to provide new home structural warranties.

Through this partnership we have provided a combined solution for both building control and warranty cover to some of the biggest house builders and housing associations in the country as well as thousands of self-builders.

Take a look at the benefits of referring us to your customers.

You can also download copies of our resources to send to your customers.

Summary of our structural warranties

New Homes Warranty
Accepted by the UK’s leading lenders helping builders sell their development more easily.
Social Housing Warranty
Up to 12 years’ cover on new affordable housing, protecting housing associations and their tenants.
Private Rental Warranty
Up to 12 years’ cover on purpose built rental properties providing protection for the developer or investor.
Self Build Warranty
Providing people building their dream home with peace of mind and help to secure stage payments from lenders.
High Value Warranty
Cover for large, high-value schemes with market leading financial limits, full risk transfer and insolvency cover.
Completed Housing Warranty
Cover on completed properties with no existing warranty in place e.g. where circumstances have changed.
Commercial Warranty
To protect owners or developers of commercial developments from potentially costly defects.

Site inspection process

We aim to work with your surveyors and the builder to resolve any issues early to avoid unnecessary delays to the build.

Once we have been allocated a site you will receive an email introducing your LABC Warranty surveyor for the site. Find out more

Why refer LABC Warranty?

What sets LABC Warranty apart from every other warranty provider is our unique partnership with Local Authorities.

By combining your expertise in building control with our technical knowledge for the warranty we can ensure quality homes are being built.


Streamlined approach

Provide a joined up approach to building control and warranty to remain competitive and help secure future work.


Help create awareness of Local Authority Building Control through dedicated marketing campaigns.


Support you at local events, e.g. joint presentations at LABC seminars and providing marketing materials.

New clients

Together we can target new clients by attending meetings with you and developing joint proposals.

Repeat business

Regular communication between our surveyors to help ensure high customer services levels to improve loyalty.

Dedicated Contacts

Account Manager for quote/order queries and Regional Surveying Manager for site/technical queries.

Training sessions

Training sessions on technical topics and on site inspections can be delivered by our technical and surveying teams.



The Bricks provides an opportunity to reward developers, housing associations and contractors at an awards ceremony like no other in the industry. We also reward those individuals behind the scenes who don’t always get the recognition they deserve with our Rising Star and Unsung Hero awards.

Bricks and Mortar Partnership Award

This award recognises the importance of our partnership with Local Authorities who go above and beyond in supporting the warranty scheme and ensuring our partnership is successful. This support could be through business referrals, sales support, marketing activity or events.

How to nominate your building control team

Simply fill in the nomination form explaining why your Building Control team deserves to be recognised for the Bricks and Mortar Partnership award. Nominations from LABC Warranty sales and surveying teams who work closely with Building Control are also considered. The winner will be celebrated at exclusive annual event, The Bricks.

Technical Support

Technical Manual

One of the most important documents you will use is our Technical Manual which is available to download here. You can also request a hard copy using the resource request form.


We understand that the Technical Manual will be used more as a reference guide which is why we also share technical tips and guides on our blog each week. Sign up today.

Foundation Depth Calculator

Our foundation depth calculator has been developed and designed to enable the user to easily determine the exact foundation depth required when building near trees.