Local Authority Building Control (LABC)
LABC is the marketing and promotion arm of the DSA (District Surveyors Association) promoting Local Authority Building Control as a fully co-ordinated National organisation. You can find out more information in our building control and partner authority scheme leaflets.
Full-time staff provide a central point of contact for the many initiatives from their London based office, which include Local Authority National House Type Approval - a fast track route for the approval of standard building design and systems and is operated throughout England and Wales.
Some of their initiatives, which are sponsored by local authorities Nationally, include the Partnership Scheme, the Type Approval Scheme and 'Submit a Plan': these are briefly described below.
Should you be interested in finding out more details of the services provided visit www.labc.uk.com
An informative paper that is produced quarterly, it keeps everyone informed of new initiative view and stories within the Local Authority Building Control Service.
Please see Site Lines for more information
LABC service provides for a number of insurance warranties for numerous aspects of the building industry as follows:
LABC New Homes Warranty
It provides a policy to cover latent defects in design construction or materials on any new or substantially refurbished commercial property, providing that property is inspected by Local Authority Building Control Officers.
This product will offer owners of contaminated or potentially contaminated land insurance to cover the cost of rectification work that may be required.
LABC Services/Federation of Master Builders Masterbond Warranty
This scheme works in association with Local Authority Building Control and Master Bond Warranty insurers (underwritten by Allianz Cornhill plc). It protects the home owner against many things that can go wrong, when undertaking building work.
This warranty offered by the Federation of Master Builders will ensure domestic extensions, refurbishment's and improvements against faulty workmanship, materials or structural defects.
For more details contact free phone 0800 965 765 for further information or the Area Building Control Surveyor.