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2018/054: Notice to fix issued in 2009 for a then 10-year-old house with monolithic cladding (to be read in conjunction with Determination 2008/118)

This determination considers the authority’s exercise of its powers of decision in relation to a notice to fix issued for a house with monolithic cladding.  The determination discusses the relevant standards at the time of construction and whether the notice to fix should have required replacement of the untreated timber framing used with treated timber.

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2016/025: Regarding the durability of New Zealand grown European Oak timber for use in a new dwelling

This determination discusses the compliance with Clause B2.3.1 of European oak grown in New Zealand and used as structural framing members.

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2015/079: Regarding the code compliance of CCA treated laminated veneer lumber

This determination discusses the pathway to establishing compliance with Clause B2.3.1 for laminated veneer lumber CCA treated in accordance with AS1604.4:2012 and used as structural framing members in situations where hazard class H3.2 or less would be used.

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