2011/097: Regarding the refusal to issue code compliance certificates for a 9 year-old addition and an 8 year-old lift installation to a house
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue code compliance certificates for a 9-year-old addition (the addition) and an 8-year-old lift installation (the lift installation) to an existing house because it is not satisfied that the building work complies with the requirements of certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authority's concerns relate to the weathertightness of the exterior building envelope.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authoritys decisions to refuse to issue the code compliance certificates were correct. In deciding this matter, the following must be considered:
- whether the external envelopes of the addition and the lift installation comply with Building Code Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External Moisture. These external envelopes include the cladding, its configuration and components, junctions with other building elements, formed openings and penetrations, as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- whether the elements that make up the building work comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code taking into account the ages of the building work.
The building was modified under a separate building consent (No. 18412) in 2005, when the basement garage of the dwelling was re-clad with a plywood cladding material.
The parties have not raised any matters relating to other clauses of the Building Code and this determination is therefore restricted to considering compliance with Clauses B2 Durability and E2 External moisture.