2010/136: Refusal to issue a building consent for a house with straw bale walls
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This determination arises from a decision by the authority to refuse to grant a building consent for a house because it was not satisfied that the proposed building would comply with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authoritys concerns were primarily about the resistance of the straw bale wall system to external and internal moisture ingress.
The matter determined was whether the authoritys decision to refuse to issue a building consent was correct.
It was considered whether the plastered straw bale wall systems proposed for the exterior walls of this house would comply with Clause B2 Durability, Clause E2 External Moisture and Clause E3 Internal Moisture of the Building Code.