2014/010: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 10 year-old house
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Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 10-year-old house at 111 Pinegrove Road, Darfield
The application for determination arises from the applicants' plan to carry out earthquake strengthening on their existing building. In initial discussions with the authority, they proposed using a new method for interpolating between the site subsoil classes described in NZS 1170.5:2004 as part of their means of establishing compliance with the Building Code. However, the authority advised that it would not accept this method as a proposed alternative solution.
I consider the matter to be determined is the exercise of the authority's power of decision in respect of a proposed building consent.