2013/025: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 12 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 12-year-old house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code. The authority's concerns about the compliance of the building work relate primarily to the weathertightness of the exterior building envelope. 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: 1-Whether the external claddings to the addition comply with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. The claddings include 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; 2-Whether the bracing elements comply with Clause B1 Structure; 3-Whether the building elements comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the house. The authority?s correspondence regarding this house refers to the following building consents: BC 980785 issued on 14 October 1998 for new dwelling; and BC 041273 issued on 17 September 2004 for Reliven BC 980785?. Although the house was substantially completed prior to the issue of the second consent, subsequent correspondence refers to both consent numbers.