2014/048: The refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for 10 year-old alterations and additions to a house
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The refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for 10-year-old alterations and additions to a house at 19 Kellsmere Crescent, Island Bay, Wellington
This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for 10-year-old alterations and additions to a house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authority's concerns primarily relate to the weathertightness of the wall cladding. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate.
In deciding this, I must consider:
- Whether the external building envelope of the alterations complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. The building envelope includes the components of the systems (such as the new and replaced wall claddings, windows, roofing and decks), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- Whether other items identified by the authority comply with relevant Building Code clauses: E3 Internal Moisture, F4 Safety from falling and H1 Energy Efficiency.