2010/018: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 7 year-old house with monolithic cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a 7-year-old house because it was not satisfied that it 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. In deciding this, it must be considered:
- Whether the external claddings to the house ('the claddings') comply with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code;
- Whether the elements that make up the building work comply with Building Code Clause B2 Durability, taking into account the age of the house.
When refusing to issue a code compliance certificate for the house, the authority also questioned compliance with Clause B1 Structure; the reasons given all related to weathertightness defects.
Concerns regarding 'structural integrity' are limited to possible consequential damage to the structure under Building Code Clause B1.3.4(a) as a result of moisture penetration through the external envelope into the timber framing via the identified defects, which are covered within Matter 1.