Where and how this opportunity materialises
The opportunity for enhanced service from your warranty provider appears here in three areas.
Early engagement pays dividends
By engaging with LABC Warranty at an early stage, customers gain benefits that significantly enhance their project outcomes.
LABC Warranty offers comprehensive early engagement, aimed at de-risking projects even before the plans are submitted to the Building Safety Regulator. This collaborative approach involves working closely with your team during the design stage of major projects, enabling a seamless transition through design, review, and site implementation.
One of the key advantages of early engagement is the heightened understanding customers gain regarding the products and materials required to achieve compliance. By partnering with LABC Warranty from the outset, customers are empowered to secure materials well in advance, effectively helping reducing inflationary pressures within their supply chain.
This proactive approach not only ensures a smoother project progression but also enables customers to optimise their procurement strategies, minimising potential delays and cost escalations.
With you for the whole process
Without the early input of your warranty provider, your designs may pass inspection from the Building Safety Regulator (BSR), but they may not be compliant with the technical standards of your warranty provider.
If any alterations are needed to the designs, there may be significant time and monetary cost, going back to the proverbial drawing board to bring designs into compliance. Not to mention potential delays and material waste during the construction phase.
To minimise the risk of time and material waste, it will be prudent to involve your warranty provider before submitting an application, ideally as early as the design stages.
A unique partnership working for you
Under the upcoming gateway system, there is a high probability that the building control functions affecting your site will be undertaken by Local Authority Building Control, including the crucial review of designs at early gateways.
LABC Warranty’s extensive work with LABC puts them in the best position to help you produce designs that are safe, include the design features that set your work apart from your competitors, and will satisfy warranty requirements when it’s time to build.
The benefits of collaboration in action
“The upcoming gateway system is an opportunity to appoint your warranty provider closer to the start of a project, and bring them in as an early engagement de-risking partner,” said Colin Lendon, Major Projects Director at LABC Warranty.
“Even without the Building Safety Act, the benefits of the early engagement approach can be seen on projects like The Chain, where LABC Warranty were appointed at the construction drawing stage. This enabled us to collaborate with L&Q to work out solutions concerning the waterproof envelope of the building to ensure compliance with technical standards.
“As a result, the project had a smooth transition to site, with L&Q construction teams working hand-in-glove with LABC Warranty’s surveyors to put a remarkable project together.”
Embrace early engagement today
The LABC Warranty early engagement service is available to everyone that takes up our Major Projects Service.
If you’re planning a high-rise project that will require a structural warranty, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team here.
Read more about how you can benefit from design certainty through the LABC Warranty Major Projects Service here.