2011/106: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 7 year-old house completed under the supervision of a building certifier
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This determination arises from the authoritys decision to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a 7-year-old house because it is not satisfied that the building work complies with certain clauses of the Building Code. The refusal arose because the building work had been undertaken under the supervision of Nationwide Building Certifiers (the building certifier), 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 to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue the code compliance certificate for the building work. In deciding this, the following must be considered: 1-Whether the external envelope of the building (the external envelope) complies with Clauses E2 External Moisture and B2 Durability of the Building Code. The external envelope includes the cladding, its configuration and components, junctions with other building elements, formed openings and penetrations; 2-Whether the building work complies with the other relevant clauses of the Building Code; 3-Whether the elements that make up the building work comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the building work.