LABC warranties

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The LABC is the member organisation representing local authority building control departments in England and Wales. Developers using local authority building control services can be eligible to receive two different warranties for their work through the LABC:

  • LABC New Home Warranty
    The LABC offer developers using local authority building control services a 10 year warranty scheme for new homes. This service offers a number of options in the development of new homes.
  • LABC Latent Gold Warranty
    To enhance the service local authorities provide, LABC can offer a building defects guarantee of 10 years on commercial buildings. This is a commercial version of the new homes warranty.

More information on both the LABC warranties is available on the LABC website:

Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Warranty and MasterBond Warranted Builders

Councils are not generally able to recommend builders or specific warranty schemes to householders. However, in response to widespread consumer demand, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and LABC have teamed up to make the Masterbond Warranty scheme available to all builders using local authority building control services, subject to those builders meeting the membership criteria set by MasterBond.

The MasterBond Warranty insures renovation, extensions, and home improvement work, where those works have been carried out by warranted builders and the applicant has arranged the building inspection through the local authority building control offices.

Further information on the MasterBond Warranty is available on the Federation of Master Builders website:

Contact Details

Building Control,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000

Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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01473 433444

After 17:00 and weekends (for out of hours emergencies only)