2012/073: Regarding the refusal to grant building consent for retrofitting foam wall insulation in a house
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Regarding the refusal to grant building consent for retrofitting foam wall insulation in a house at 11 St ALbans Avenue, Palmerston North
The determination arose from a decision made by the authority to refuse to grant a building consent for proposed building work that consisted of retrofitting urea formaldehyde foam insulation in the external walls of the applicant's house, because the authority was not satisfied on reasonable grounds that compliance with the Building Code (Schedule 1, Building Regulations 1992) had been demonstrated.
The matter to be determined was whether the authority correctly exercised its powers in refusing to grant a building consent. In considering this matter, it was considered whether there was sufficient evidence provided in the building consent application for the authority to conclude on reasonable grounds that the building work and the existing building (as altered) would comply with the Building Code to the extent required by the Act.