2013/003: Regarding the refusal to issue a certificate of acceptance for alterations to a house with monolithic cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a certificate of acceptance for alterations to a house, because it is not satisfied that the building work complies with certain clauses of the Building Code. Concerns about compliance of the house relate to the weathertightness and durability of the replaced cladding and the durability of the underlying framing. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a certificate of acceptance for the building work carried out without consent. In deciding this, it must be considered whether the altered external building envelope of the house complies with Building Code Clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability and E2 External Moisture. This determination is limited to the re-cladding work, including the durability of the original and replaced timber framing within and under the re-clad walls.