Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and LABC Warranty

The Local Authority Building Control, delivers impartial and professional building control services throughout England and Wales.

LABC have a public service ethos and care about the long-term safety, inclusivity and performance of buildings in your communities.

LABC Building Excellence Awards


The LABC Building Excellence Awards is a celebration of the very best in construction both regionally and nationally. You can see the past nominees and winners in our Project Gallery.

Entries are predominantly submitted by the Building Control Surveyors who have inspected the projects through the various stages and who have been impressed by the quality of the project, you can also submit an entry yourself.

You can read more about the awards.

LABC Partner Authority Scheme (PAS)

The partner authority scheme is shared by all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. You can choose to work with any local authority building control surveyor to undertake all pre-application and design work, regardless of the project's geographical location; in some circumstances and where travel permits, that same surveyor can undertake your site surveying work too.

All types of organisations join the partner authority scheme ranging from large corporate clients to small and medium-sized enterprises. They benefit hugely from having a dedicated building control surveyor who is able to answer their questions.

Your account manager will liaise with local authority building control colleagues at the project location to discuss site-specific issues such as drainage, contamination and liaison with the local fire service. We also work closely with Northern Ireland and Scotland to provide liaison and account management.

You can register with the LABC partner scheme by completing their online form, we will then contact you to discuss assisting you further.

You can also read more on the terms and conditions of joining.

If you wish to discuss the partner Authority Scheme please don’t hesitate in contact us on 01270 37525

LABC Warranty information


When do you need a LABC Warranty?

Warranty for Homeowners

Have you recently purchased a home covered by our warranty and want to know what this actually means for you as a homeowner? 

At LABC Warranty, they like to make life a little easier for you with the added assurance that your home is covered by a structural warranty. This is different to your standard building and contents insurance as it provides you with cover for a wide range of structural defects that could, although rarely, occur during the first ten years after your home is completed.

Warranty for professionals

There are a range of products designed to protect your project. Whether you are building homes, large apartment blocks or commercial projects to sell or rent, The LABC are confident that there is a product with the necessary level of cover.

Flexible Surveying

Risk based inspections help alleviate issues on site early, avoiding unnecessary delays to the build.

Technical Expertise

Combined technical expertise of over 3500 surveyors through the unique partnership between LABC and LABC Warranty.

Innovative Construction Methods

Quick and easy approval of innovative methods of construction and new construction materials through LABC registered details.

‘A’ Rated Insurers

Assurance of knowing all LABC Warranty products are backed by ‘A’ rated insurers.

Mortgage Lender Approved

Warranty acceptance by all of the UK’s leading lenders

Top Quality Cover

Market leading cover and protection through the Consumer Code for Homebuilders

Account Management

Dedicated support from initial enquiry to completion of the build

Technical Resources

Technical blog articles and quarterly newsletters. Technical Manual available to download and order. Online foundation depth calculator.

Read more at the LABC Warranty website.

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