2014/037: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 17 year-old house
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Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 17-year-old house at 6 Jersey Place, Grandview Heights, Hamilton
This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the 17-year-old house because it was not satisfied that the building work complies with certain clauses of the Building Code (First Schedule, Building Regulations 1992). The authority's concerns regarding compliance of the building work appear to relate to the age of the house and the weathertightness of its claddings.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate. 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 that was current at the time the consent was issued, and the other items identified by the authority as requiring attention before the code compliance certificate would be issued;
- Whether the building elements comply with Clause B2 Durability of the Building Code, taking into account the age of the house.