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This determination considers whether the proposed alterations, with a reduced number of toilets, will comply with the Building Code to the extent required by section 112. The determination discusses the tests under section 112(b) in regards to a reduction in the level of performance achieved in the existing building.
This determination covered technical issues about a proprietary system provider’s methodologies and technologies relating to liquid and foaming injection timber treatment systems used to slow the rate of decay. Discussed whether timber treatment process is building work, and whether targeted treatment can be exempt from building consent under Schedule 1 of the Act as maintenance. Discussed impacts on bracing capacity, air volatility, and the use of drying skirts. Also mentioned the provision of new plans as opposed to copied plans.
Note: The decisions in this Determination were confirmed on appeal to the District Court. See: Talley's Group Limited v Tasman District Council (District Court, Wellington, 19 August 2010, CIV-2009-085-1156).
Appeal judgment [PDF 413 KB]
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