2010/135: Refusal of a code compliance certificate for a 6 year-old house completed under the supervision of a building certifier
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This determination arose from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a house, because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The refusal arose because the building work had been undertaken under the supervision of Approved Building Certifiers Limited which was duly registered as a building certifier under the former Building Act 1991, but which ceased operating as a certifier before it had issued a code compliance certificate for the work.
The matter determined was whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the house.
The following were considered:
- Whether the external claddings to the alterations complied with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code;
- Whether the building work complied with the remaining clauses relevant to this house;
- Whether the elements that make up the building work complied with Building Code Clause B2 Durability, taking into account the age of the house. This determination therefore considered whether it was reasonable to issue a code compliance certificate for the building work.