2011/108: The code compliance of a plywood joint to a house
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The application for this determination arises from a dispute between the parties regarding the compliance of a specific horizontal joint detail to plywood cladding (the joint detail), including for houses already completed. The authority has issued a building consent and subsequent code compliance for a four year old house constructed using the joint detail but has subsequently refused to accept the joint detail as an alternative solution because it is not satisfied that the joint will comply with certain clauses of the Building Code. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the plywood cladding joint detail as constructed in the subject house complies with Clause E2 External Moisture and Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code.