2013/078: The code compliance of retrofitting foam wall insulation in a split-stone veneer house
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The determination arose from a dispute between the parties as to whether proposed building work to retrofit urea formaldehyde foam insulation in the external walls of the applicants' house would comply with the Building Code.
The external cladding of the applicant's house was a mix of split stone veneer and fibre-cement sheet. However the dispute was in relation to the split stone veneer cladding only, and accordingly the consideration was limited to this.
Therefore, the matter to be determined was whether the proposed retro-fitting of the insulation to the stone veneer cladding and the existing building (as altered) would comply with Clauses B1.3.1, E2.3.2, E2.3.5, E2.3.6 and E2.3.7 of the Building Code to the extent required by the Act.