2008/088: Dispute over amendments to a building consent for a house with decks
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The application is in respect of a decision by the authority to refuse to grant an amendment to a building consent for a house unless changes are made to two proposed decks and balustrades.
The applicant and the authority have restricted the matters to be determined to the baluster fixing method and the deck membrane system. The authority has also stated that it has no concerns regarding the fall of the decks or the installation of tiles over a suitable membrane.
The matter for determination is therefore whether the decks and balustrades, when completed as proposed, will comply with Clauses B2 Durability and E2 External Moisture of the Building Code2 (Schedule 1, Building Regulations 1992). In order to determine this matter, the following matters must be considered:
- Do the partly completed decks to the first and second floors comply with the provisions of the Building Code'
- Will the completed membrane system, including the proposed tiled finish, comply with the provisions of the Building Code'
- Will the proposed method for fixing the balustrade system to the decks comply with the provisions of the Building Code'.