2011/029: Dispute over the slope of an existing deck to a house
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to issue a building consent for alterations with amendments made by the authority, to the proposal submitted by the architect in respect of the replacement of a deck floor. The authority was not satisfied that the building work will comply with the Building Code and is concerned about the inability of the proposed deck to shed water. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the decision of the authority to issue a building consent, which was subject to amendments made by the authority, was correct. It has been considered whether the replacement deck floor, as proposed, complies with Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. By the deck floor as proposed I mean the components of the floor (such as the deck structure, the substrate material and the membrane) as well as the way the components are designed to work together. The replacement deck is included in alterations and repairs proposed for the house; including re-cladding, other repair work and other alterations, which are not part of the matter to be determined. This determination is therefore limited to the proposed deck, and in particular to the fall proposed for the deck floor.