2009/114: The issue of a notice to fix and the code compliance of mortar jointing of concrete block cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to issue a notice to fix for a new house because it was not satisfied that the concrete block veneer cladding ('the block veneer') had been installed in accordance with the building consent as required by section 40(1) of the Act.
In order to determine whether the decision to issue the notice to fix was correct, under section 177(b)(iv) of the Act, it must also be considered whether the block veneer cladding to the house complies with the specifications approved under the building consent and with the Building Code.
The cladding includes the components of the system (such as the concrete blocks, the cavity, the ties and the mortar joints), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together.
The notice to fix included the option of seeking a determination as a means of remedying the particulars of non-compliance listed in the notice.