2011/077: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 13 year-old house
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This determination arises from the authority's decision to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate because it was not satisfied that the house complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authority's concern regarding compliance of the building work relates primarily to the weathertighness of the exterior building envelope. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct in its decision to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the house. In deciding this, the following must be considered:
- whether the exterior building envelope to the house (the cladding) complies with Clause E2 External Moisture and Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code. The cladding includes the components of the systems (such as: the wall claddings, the windows, the roof claddings and the flashings), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- whether the house complies with other relevant Building Code clauses identified in the notice to fix: E3 Internal Moisture, F2 Hazardous Building Materials, F4 Safety from Falling, and G4 Ventilation.