2015/078: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 9 year-old house with mixed claddings
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the 9-year-old house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code (First Schedule, Building Regulations 1992).
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the reasons given in its letter dated 3 June 2015. In deciding this matter, the following were considered:
- Whether the external building envelope of the house complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External moisture of the Building Code that was in force at the time the consent was issued. The building envelope includes the components of the systems (such as the wall claddings, the cantilevered deck, the windows and the roof cladding) as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- Whether other items identified by the authority comply with the relevant parts of the Building Code: namely Clauses E3 Internal Moisture, D1 Access Routes, F4 Safety from falling, G9 Electricity, G11 Gas as an energy source and G12 Water Supplies.