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We know that you want to build high quality developments and our expertise in surveying, construction methods and claims means we can help you to do this.

The LABC Warranty Technical Manual has been produced to assist developers and contractors to meet our technical requirements. Endorsed by RIBA and CIAT the Technical Manual is clearly divided into chapters, each containing guidance on how to meet the requirements. Download the latest technical manual for free or download each of our easy to use checklists below to help you with your project.

Our Foundation Depth Calculator is another easy to use tool designed to enable the user to easily determine the exact foundation depth required when building near trees.

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We also have a range of FREE marketing materials for your site which can be requested online below.

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Foundation Depth Calculator

Check out our Foundation Depth Calculator to easily determine the exact foundation depth required when building near trees.

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LABC Warranty Technical Manual

Version 9 of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual is applicable to applicable sites registered after 18th April 2020

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External wall fire safety for relevant tall buildings

Access our External Wall Fire Safety for Relevant Buildings: Elements Resource Tool

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LABC Assured: Product / System Approval

LABC Assured certifies that your product or system meets Building Control and Structural Warranty requirements in England and Wales.

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Level Threshold Checklist

Download our checklist on Level Thresholds to help you comply with the requirements for Building Regulations and LABC Warranty's Technical Manual.

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Our Guide to Laying Bricks and Blocks

Download our Brick Layers Guide to help you build walls made to last and that comply with Building Regulations and LABC Warranty's Technical Manual.

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New Home Warranty Buyer Checklist

Download our New Home Warranty Buyer checklist to help you choose the cover that is right for your development.

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Cavity Trays and Weep Holes Checklist

Damp can be one of the most challenging defects to put right. Learn how to use cavity trays and weep holes to help prevent dampness.

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Planning Process Flowchart

Download our Planning Process Flowchart which aims to help you successfully navigate through the planning process.

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Technical Newsletters

Download our latest technical newsletter update and get access to past copies too.

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Using Concrete in Cold Weather

Understand how to use concrete in cold weather with our guidance on the best ways to use and store building materials in differing conditions.

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Canopy Roofs Checklist

Discover when flashing and canopy trays are required, and the reasons why they are required with our easy to follow checklist on Canopy Roofs.

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Timber Strength, Storage and Grading

Timber is a key component in a broad range of builds. How should it be prepared and stored to ensure it does not degrade and impact on your project?

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Acceptable Tolerances in Brickwork for warranty cover

Chapter One of our Technical Manual summarises the LABC Warranty technical guidance on acceptable tolerances in brickwork. Download the chapter here.

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Admixtures: What they do and when to use them

Admixtures allow concrete to gain characteristics unobtainable with plain concrete mixes. Learn about admixtures that meet our technical guidance.

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Tolerances in Internal Walls, Ceilings, Junctions and Floors

With the help of visuals and diagrams, learn more about the acceptable tolerances for key components to the interior structure of your construction.

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Guide to Working with Masonry in Cold Weather

Read our technical guidance on working with masonry in cold conditions, including tacking accurate readings on temperature.

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Our Guidance on the use of Modern Methods of Construction

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are being used in the housing sector more and more. Read our guidance on using MMC construction practices.

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Site Investigation Phase 1 and 2 (Desk Study + Intrusive Ground Investigation)

In this article you will learn how to define and identify the scope and purpose of your Geoenvironmental Assessment desk study.

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Guide to installing windows and glazing in high-risk areas

Extra care needs to be taken when installing glazing in higher-risk areas. Identifying those areas and taking measures to prevent injury are key.

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Our Comprehensive Structural Guide to Building on Filled Ground

Download our Guide to Building on Filled Ground where we outline good practice in relation to building on fill which is acceptable to LABC Warranty.

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Our Good Practice Structural Guide When Building Near Mining

Download our Mining Guide for guidance on the requirements when building over, or in the vicinity of mine-workings, entries and features.

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Our Good Practice Guide to Piling

Find out about the structural design and installation of piled foundations with our Good Practice Guide to Piling.

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Our Guide to Raft Foundations

Learn about what LABC Warranty recognise as good practice in relation to the design and construction of Raft Foundations

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Refurbishments & Alterations to Existing Structures Guide

Download our Refurbishments Guide for guidance on how to stay warranty compliant when completing refurbs or alterations to existing structures.

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Our Guide to Solution Features in Soluble Rocks

Find out what we consider good practice in relation to the design of foundations in soluble rocks with our Solution Features in Soluble Rocks Guide.

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Our Structural Calculations Guide

Read our guide to understand the recognised good practice in relation to the content and provision of structural calculations when requested.

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Our Guidance on Vibro Stone Columns

Download our guide on Vibro Stone Columns and their associated foundations, and learn the recognised good practice for design and installation.

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Cavity barriers in external walls

The issue of fire in buildings is a complex one and this document discusses only the use of cavity barriers in external walls.

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