2010/067: The refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 4 year-old house
- Valid from
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
This determination arose from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a four year old house, because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The initial reason for the refusal was that the authority believed that adequate inspections of certain elements had not been carried out during construction. The authority subsequently added further reasons for its refusal.
The matter to be determined was whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate.
It was considered:
- Whether the external claddings to the house complied with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture; and
- Whether certain other elements identified by the authority complied with the relevant clauses of the Building Code, taking into account the inspections carried out.