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2021/028: Regarding the decision to issue a code compliance certificate for building work to re-pile an existing house

This determination considers whether the authority were correct to issue a code compliance certificate for the building work to partially re-pile an existing house. The determination considers whether the building work can be considered as a minor variation.

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2018/061: Installation of a replacement wood burner and wetback where a new tempering valve was also installed

This determination considers the installation of a tempering valve to an existing hot water system in a house that was being altered: the alteration involved the replacement of both a wood burner and wetback water heater.  A tempering valve was installed as part of the alteration and the determination considers the compliance of the existing hot water system to the extent required by section 112 of the Act.

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This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: