2011/107: The issue of a notice to fix in respect of 10 year-old additions and alterations
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This determination arises from the authoritys decision to issue a notice to fix because it was not satisfied that the additions and alterations complied with certain clauses of the Building Code. The authority's concerns regarding compliance of the building work relate primarily to the weathertightness of the building. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct in its decision to issue a notice to fix. In deciding this, it must be considered whether the addition and alterations comply with the Building code that was current at the time of consent. Based on the information provided and the notice to fix, the areas of compliance in dispute are Clauses E2 and B2. Therefore, it has to be considered whether the external envelope of the building (the external envelope) complies with Clause E2 External Moisture and Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code. The external envelope 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.