2015/050: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 19 year-old house with a 14 year-old addition
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for an extended 19-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 matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue the code compliance certificate.
In deciding this matter, the following were considered:
- whether the external building envelope of the house complies with Clause B2 Durability and Clause E2 External moisture of the Building Code that was in force at the time the consents were issued. The building envelope includes the components of the systems (such as the monolithic wall cladding, the precast concrete panels, the deck, the windows and the roof cladding) as well as the way the components have been installed and work together;
- whether other items identified by the authority comply with relevant Building Code clauses: namely Clauses E1 Surface Water, F4 Safety from falling and G12 Water supplies.