2011/008: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 9 year-old house with macrocarpa posts and beams
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This determination arises from the authoritys decision to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a 9-year-old house, because it is not satisfied that the building work complies with certain clauses of the Building Code. The authoritys primary concerns about the compliance of the house relate to its age and to the durability of its verandah posts and beams. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate. In deciding this, the following must be considered: 1-Whether the exposed timbers of the posts, rafters and beams to the verandahs (the verandah timbers) comply with clause B2 Durability of the Building Code. By the verandah timbers I mean the components (such as the posts, the beams, the rafters and the junctions) as well as the type of timber used and the location of the exposed timbers in this house. The framing timber at external corners of the house is also included in this matter; 2-Whether the tiled shower to the house complies with Clause E3 Internal Moisture of the Building Code and clause B2 insofar as it relates to Clause E3; 3-Whether the building elements comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the house.