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This determination considers the information required to establish on reasonable grounds that specific elements of building work complies with the relevant clauses of the Building Code. At issue was the compatibility of plumbing fittings and pipes from different manufacturers, and whether evidence of construction monitoring was required.
This determination considers a request by the authority to reverse its decision to issue a code compliance certificate; the authority became aware that the building work was not compliant with the building consent or with the Building Code. The determination discusses the scope of the authority's powers in respect of withdrawing code compliance certificates, and concludes that this can only be done through a determination.
This determination considers the authority's exercise of its powers in respect of conditions on a building consent for the partial recladding of a house relating to the possibility of timber framing requiring remediation.
This determination considers whether a two-celled rammed earth building constructed without consent was exempt under Schedule 1 and whether the authority was correct to issue a notice to fix. The determination discusses the remedies provided for in the notice, and discusses issues relating to an application for a certificate of acceptance.
This determination was sought by the building consent authority to reverse a code compliance certificate in order to address an administrative error. The authority had incorrectly issued the code compliance certificate specifically excluding an element of building work that had been approved in the building consent.
This determination involves building work that was carried out without consent to a double garage built across the boundary of two properties to install an ensuite, kitchen unit and bedrooms in each. The determination discusses the use under the Regulations before and after the building work and whether there was a change of use, the grounds for refusing to issue a certificate of acceptance, and the issuing of multiple notices to fix.
This determination considers the authority’s decision to refuse to issue a building consent for alterations to an existing earthquake-prone building. The alterations were for an internal fitout on the ground floor of the three-storey commercial building. The determination considers the authority’s policy on earthquake-prone buildings in relation to the proposed work, and some matters in relation to the policy itself. Detailed discussion on the policy will follow in a further determination.
This determination discusses considerations in granting building consent for an addition to an existing building where a change of use has occurred without approval and where building work had been carried out without consent when consent was required.
Discussed the meaning of ‘dangerous building’ in relation to rock fall and the assessment methodology; whether the modified definition introduced into section 121 by the 2011 Order was relevant at the time; the expiry of section 124 notices relying on said modified definition; and the approach to defining ‘relevant risk’.
Discussed the definition of “owner” for the purposes of section 75 and whether a section 75 certificate was required. The applicant, an owner of two allotments and cross leaser of one allotment had a building consent suspended for not supplying a section 75 certificate for building work to extend across the three allotments. Also discussed whether ‘part of a building’ is included in the interpretation of ‘building’ where the building work enlarges the building over allotment boundaries.
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