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2018/029: Regarding the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 14-year-old house with mixed claddings

This determination considers the compliance of a 14-year-old building. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the building work complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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2018/021: The refusal to issue a building consent for a house with membrane roof

This determination considers the compliance of low-pitched membrane roofs to a proposed three storey house.  The roofs are inward-sloping and employ slopes less than provided for in the Acceptable Solution for Clause E2 External moisture.

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2018/020: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a house with rammed-earth walls

This determination considers the compliance of the second stage of a house built with rammed-earth walls used as a structural element and as a cladding.  The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work, the on-going maintenance of the rammed-earth walls, and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue a code compliance certificate for the work.

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2018/019: Compliance of the base of a wall to a large shed containing a dwelling

This determination considers the compliance of a base flashing detail installed to a portion of a shed containing a dwelling to resolve moisture ingress.  The determination discusses the extent of the remedial work required in relation to the uses of the shed and their relative Building Code obligations.

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2018/014: Refusal of a code compliance certificate for alterations to a house

This determination considers the compliance of consented alterations to an existing house where some inspections during the construction had not been completed by the authority. The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue a code compliance certificate for the work.

2018/012: Refusal to issue two code compliance certificates for alterations and additions to a house

This determination considers the compliance of alteration and additions to an existing two-storey house that was the subject of two building consents.  The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue code compliance certificates for the work.

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2018/011: Refusal to issue an amended building consent for building work

This determination concerns the substitution of aluminium windows that were detailed in an approved consent with imported timber windows.  The owner had sought a consent amendment for the substitution, but this had been refused by the authority.  The amendment had also been sought after the installation of the windows.  The determination considers whether the timber windows satisfy the Building Code, and whether the authority was correct to refuse the building consent amendment. 

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2018/009: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate in respect of remedial work to decks

This determination considers the compliance of the remedial work carried out to eight decks. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the building work complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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2018/007: Compliance of door thresholds to a proposed gymnasium in a school

This determination considers the compliance of door thresholds to a proposed gymnasium in a school where the threshold incorporates a change in level of 20mm between the external and internal surfaces.  The determination assesses the detail against the Acceptable Solutions D1/AS1, C/AS4 and E2/AS1 and discusses the terms “stepped threshold”, “weather stop” and “isolated step”.

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2018/004: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for an 11-year-old house with monolithic cladding

This determination is concerned with the compliance of an 11-year-old house.  The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the building work complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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