2013/007: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 9 year-old house with monolithic cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a 9-year-old house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code. The authority's concerns regarding compliance of the building work relate to the weathertightness of the claddings. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate. In deciding this, I must consider whether the external building envelope of the house complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. The building envelope includes the components of the systems (such as the monolithic cladding, the windows, the roof claddings and the flashings), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together. I note that the authority raises other minor items identified during its final inspection, which were not covered in the building surveyor's report. The building surveyor has reported that those items were rectified and/or resolved at a subsequent re-inspection. I therefore leave any other items to the parties to resolve and this determination is limited to the weathertightness and durability of the external envelope.