2013/065: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for an 8 year-old house
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authority's concern relates to the effect of minimal cladding to ground clearance on the weathertightness and durability of the exterior building envelope.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority correctly exercised its powers when it refused to issue a code compliance certificate for the house for the reasons given to the applicants.
In making this decision consideration must be given to whether the building work, in particular the external envelope where there is minimal cladding to ground clearance, complies with the Building Code that was in force at the time the building consent was issued.