2011/099: The refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 14 year-old house
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for a 14-year-old building because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue the code compliance certificate.
In deciding this, the following must be considered:
- whether the external envelope of the building work complies with the Clauses E2 External Moisture and B2 Durability of the Building Code;
- whether the elements that make up the building work comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the building work.
The building appears to have suffered some minor damage to some roofing tiling as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. However this damage falls outside of the work covered by the first and second consents, and this determination therefore does not consider that damage to the building work.
In addition, alterations were undertaken to the house in 2009. It appears that a code compliance certificate has been issued for the alterations; accordingly this determination does not consider the compliance of those alterations except as they impact on the compliance of the original building work as described in the matters above.