2014/027: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate and issue of a notice to fix for a 14 year old house with monolithic cladding
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Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate and issue of a notice to fix for a 14-year-old house with monolithic cladding at 84A Konini Road, Titirangi, Auckland
This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate and to issue a notice to fix for a 14-year-old house because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code (First Schedule, Building Regulations 1992). The authority's concerns regarding compliance relate to the weathertightness of the claddings.
The matter to be determined is therefore the authority's exercise of its powers of decision in refusing to issue a code compliance certificate and in issuing the notice to fix. In deciding this, I must consider:
- 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 roofing, the parapets and the flashings), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- Whether other items identified in the notice to fix comply with relevant Building Code clauses: namely Clauses B1 Structure, D1 Access and F4 Safety from falling.