LABC Waranty

LABC Warranty together with LABC, can provide developers and self builders with a complete range of developer services to support build programmes from start to finish, from warranties, right through to sale. The synergies of providing these services under one roof allows them to pass significant cost savings on to you.

The latent defect insurance will cover any structural defect in the construction of the building caused by faulty construction, design, materials or incorrect specification of materials. It is primarily for new build schemes but cover can be arranged for major refurbishment schemes as well. This warranty will allow a mortgage to be raised against a propery it covers. Services available include:

  • 10 year Structural Warranties for residential and commercial buildings
  • Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments
  • EPC and accredited SAP Assessments
  • SBEM Assessments
  • Acoustic Testing
  • Air Pressure Testing

To find out more or obtain a quotation, please contact the LABC New Home Warranty Team at:

Tel:   0845 054 0505

MasterBond - Domestic Warranty Scheme

This is another warranty scheme, introduced by the Federation of Master Builders in association with Local Authority Building Control. It provides a two year full and ten-year structural warranty against building defects for domestic extensions, renovations and improvements.

The warranty protects against loss of deposit, defects due to faulty workmanship or materials for the first two years and against structural defects for a further eight years. Cover extends to work carried out by sub-contractors appointed by your builder and even continues if your builder subsequently goes out of business. A free dispute resolution service is available to those who have taken out the insurance, should a dispute over quality arise between you and your builder.

For an information pack about MasterBond, contact the free FMB helpline on 08000 965765 or e-mail

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