2013/076: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 14 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 14-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 to the weathertightness and durability of the wall cladding. The matter to be determined is whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate and to issue a notice to fix for the house.
In deciding this, the following must be considerated:
- Whether the monolithic wall cladding to the house complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. The cladding includes the components of the system (such as the backing sheets, the textured finish, the junctions and the flashings), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- Whether the building elements comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the house.