2012/003: Refusal of a code compliance certificate for a 10 year-old house completed under the supervision of a building certifier
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the 10-year-old house because it is not satisfied that the building work complies with the requirements of certain clauses of the Building Code. The refusal arose because the building work had been undertaken under the supervision of a building certifier (the first building certifier). The drainage and effluent disposal work was supervised by a second building certifier, and the final inspection was carried out by a third building certifier. The certifiers were all registered as building certifiers under the Building Act 1991 but all ceased operating before a code compliance certificate had been issued for the work. The matter to be determined is whether the authority was correct in its decision to refuse to issue the code compliance certificate. In deciding this the following must be considered: 1-Whether the external envelope of the building (the external envelope) complies with the Clauses E2 External Moisture and B2 Durability; 2-Whether the elements that make up the building work comply with Clause B2, taking into account the age of the building work.