2015/076: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for an 11 year-old extension to a house with stucco wall cladding
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to issue a notice to fix and to refuse to issue a code compliance certificate for the 11-year-old house extension 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 about the compliance of the building work relate to the weathertightness and durability of the stucco cladding, given its incomplete coverage and signs of cracking on the surface.
The matter to be determined is therefore the authority's exercise of its powers of decision in refusing to issue a code compliance certificate for the extension.The items listed in the notice to fix are taken to be the reasons for the refusal.
In deciding this matter, it was considered whether the monolithic wall cladding (the stucco cladding) to 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. The stucco cladding includes the components of the system (such as the plaster, the backing sheets, the flashings and the junctions with adjacent elements), as well as the way the components have been installed and work together.