2015/038: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 17 year-old house with stucco wall cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to issue a notice to fix and to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the 17-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 monolithic wall cladding, given its age.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate.
In deciding this matter, the following was considered:
- Whether the monolithic wall cladding ('the stucco') to the house complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code.
- Whether the building elements comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the house.