2013/050: The refusal to grant a building consent for retrofitting foam wall insulation in a house
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The determination arises from a decision made by the authority to refuse to grant building consent for proposed building work that consisted of retrofitting urea formaldehyde foam insulation in the external walls of the applicants' house. The authority is of the view that the installation will not comply with Clauses E2.3.5 and E2.3.6 of the Building Code to the extent required by the Act. Therefore, the matter to be determined is whether the authority correctly exercised its powers in refusing to grant a building consent. In considering this matter, I must consider whether there was sufficient evidence provided in the building consent application for the authority to conclude on reasonable grounds that the building work and the existing building (as altered) would comply with Clauses E2.3.5 and E2.3.6 of the Building Code to the extent required by the Act.