2015/017: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for 12 year-old alterations to a house with stucco wall cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for 12-year-old alterations to a house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code (First Schedule, Building Regulations 1992).
The authority's concerns regarding compliance of the building work appear to relate to the weathertightness of the stucco wall cladding. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue the code compliance certificate.
In deciding this, consideration must be given to whether the stucco wall cladding as installed to the additions complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. The stucco wall cladding as installed includes the components of the system (such as the solid plaster, the reinforcing, the backing materials, the flashings and junctions with windows, roof cladding and decking), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together. This matter also includes the junctions of the stucco with the original house.