2011/090: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 10 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 10-year-old house, because it is not satisfied that the building work complies with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authority's concerns about the compliance of the building work relate to its age and to the weathertightness of the cladding.
The matter to be determined is whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate. In deciding this, the following must be considered:
- whether the external building envelope of the house complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code. The building envelope includes the components of the systems (such as the monolithic cladding, the windows, the roof claddings and the flashings), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- whether the building elements comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the house. A building certifier inspected the construction of this house in 2001 on the authoritys behalf. The company ceased operating as a building certifier in 2005, but continued operating under a different name as the authoritys agent to provide inspection services for the authority. In this determination, both entities are therefore referred to as the authoritys contractor.