2016/026: Determination regarding the compliance of a vapour barrier to a proposed pool house
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In response to the initial application for a building consent, the authority expressed concern about condensation within wall and roof framing resulting from the generation of water vapour from the heated pool.
The designer amended drawings to incorporate a vapour barrier within the structure. However, the authority continued to refuse to issue to grant the building consent unless specialist advice was provided.
The application for this determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to grant the building consent for the second stage of the building until it has received sufficient information to be satisfied that the pool house will comply with regard to internal moisture and specifically condensation forming in the wall framing.
The matter to be determined is whether the building as proposed will comply with Clauses G4.3.3(b), B1.3.3(e) and B2.3.1(a) of the Building Code.