2013/018: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate and the issue of a notice to fix for a 10 year-old house with monolithic cladding
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This determination arises from the decisions of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate and to issue a notice to fix for a 10-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 primarily to the weathertightness of the claddings. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct in its decisions to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate and to issue the notice to fix. In deciding this, I must consider: 1-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 cladding and the flashings), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together; 2-Whether the house complies with other relevant Building Code clauses identified in the authority's inspection of 3 February 2011 (refer paragraph 3.4), namely E3 Internal Moisture, F4 Safety from falling, G9 Electricity, and G11 Gas as an energy source; 3-Whether the building elements in the house comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the building work.