Summary of cover: Self-build warranty

Why choose LABC Warranty?

Backed by A-rated insurers

All of our policies are underwritten by A-rated insurers, giving you and your customer’s peace of mind.

Lender approval

Our self build warranty cover is widely accepted by the leading banks and building societies helping potential buyers obtain the mortgage they need to purchase your homes.

No. 1 for technical support

Voted No.1 for technical support in the structural warranty market in independent research conducted in 2021, you will benefit from the expertise of our risk management surveyors, working alongside your Local Authority Building Control (LABC) team.

Partnership with LABC

LABC Warranty works in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), so your development benefits from two pairs of eyes - covering building regulations and risk management.

Surveyor and Site Manager engaging on site

LABC Warranty in numbers

LABC Warranty is one of the largest providers of structural warranties for new homes and buildings in the UK. Established in 2007, we provide risk management inspection services across England and Wales.


worth of reconstruction costs covered since we started in 2007

LABC Warranty has covered £23 billion worth of reconstruction since 2007, and recorded our best ever year in 2021 with £3.2 billion covered.


homes and commercial units completed since 2017

LABC Warranty provides tailored cover for residential, commercial and build-to-rent developments.


copies of our Technical Manual downloaded in 2021

We take pride on being voted No.1 for technical support in independent research (2020). Our Technical Manual aims to guide you on meeting the technical standards required at each stage of construction.

Jack Wiltshire, self-builder, still image being interviewed

"Building my own home had always been a dream of mine, but I was always wary of the potential pitfalls. With LABC Warranty, I know I have complete peace of mind"

Embarking on a self-build project can be a huge challenge but extremely rewarding. We spoke to self-builder, Jack Wiltshire, to find out about his self-build project.
Jack Wiltshire, Self-Builder

How do you choose the right cover for your dream home?

Not all structural warranty providers offer the same level of cover. You need to think about what support you will receive during the construction of your new home, and how much protection you will have once it's complete. Download our Warranty Provider Checklist to help you compare warranty providers.
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Looking for cover on a different type of development?

New homes for sale

10 years’ cover on new homes for sale, with single unit limits up to £1m and continuous structures £25m, with higher limits on request.

Social housing

10 or 12 years’ cover on new affordable housing or shared ownership homes, protecting you and your tenants.


Private rental

10 or 12 years’ cover on rental properties to provide protection and security for you, the developer or investor, including loss of rent* and alternative accommodation.

Private Rental Select

Designed for build-to-rent developments with built-in flexibility should you wish to sell all or part of the development to new owners.


10 years of cover with variable excess, designed to protect owners or developers of commercial sites from potentially costly defects.

Mixed Use Developments

You can use a combination of different LABC Warranty policies to cover different elements to ensure comprehensive protection for the entire development.

Major Projects

If you are constructing a building of six stories or more you will benefit from an enhanced service through our Major Projects Service.

Completed housing

Provides cover on completed properties which do not already have a warranty in place - for when builders now need a warranty to sell their home.

Still have a question?

Head to our FAQs for more information or if your enquiry is more specific, please get in touch. We are always happy to help.

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Ready to get a quote?

For peace of mind, to enable your buyers to secure a mortgage or to release funds for your dream self-build home, LABC Warranty is here to help you.

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