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This determination considers the compliance of a replacement façade system to an existing 5-storey building. The facade system incorporates high-pressure laminate panels fixed to an aluminium frame creating a 50mm wide cavity between the panels and the lined timber-framed wall behind. The authority has concerns about the facade system’s ability to perform with respect to preventing the spread of fire over the external cladding. The determination considers the compliance of the original facade system, and as modified in response to the determination’s initial findings.
This determination considers whether the structure without fire resistance complies with Clause C3 of the Building Code. The determination discusses whether the structure as constructed satisfies C/AS1 and whether it complies as an alternative solution.
This determination concerns the refusal to issue a building consent for alterations to an existing supermarket building because it was believed the proposed work did not comply with the fire safety clauses of the Building Code. The determination considers the requirements of the legislation as it applies to the alteration. The fire engineer initially used a verification method to show compliance, and the determination discusses what this method requires.
This determination considers the compliance of a Type 6 automatic fire sprinkler system in a basement carpark with Clause C4.3. The determination discusses whether heat detection is required, or if the installed Type 6 automatic fire sprinkler system satisfies the Acceptable Solutions as heat detection. The determination discusses whether there are any significant differences between a sprinkler system and heat detectors that would affect life safety.
This determination considers the compliance of the artificial turf flooring with Clause C3.4(b) of the Building Code. The determination discusses the allowances within the Acceptable Solutions for non-compliant surface finishes, and whether there are reasonable grounds to issue a waiver of the building consent in respect of the artificial turf.
This determination considers whether the proposed deck construction would comply with Clause C3 of the Building Code. The determination discusses whether the timber slatted deck over a carport is a roof for the purpose of C/AS1 and whether the design is an alternative solution.
This determination considers whether signage is required between the common corridor and guest suites in a hotel in order to satisfy Clause F8 of the Building Code. The determination discusses the risks of the doors being wedged open and whether this constitutes a potential hazard.
This determination concerns construction defects that were exposed during building work undertaken to remediate weathertightness issues. The determination considers the code-compliance of the use of intumescent sealant without plasterboard patches for penetrations in intertenancy walls, and discusses the application of section 112 of the Act in respect of the defects in existing construction including those not exposed as part of the proposed building work.
This determination considers the requirements under section 116A with respect to fire rating of an inter-tenancy wall. The determination discusses the relationship between the Building Act, the Resource Management Act and the Unit Titles Act in respect of unit title developments and subdivision.
This determination involves two adjoining household units. The determination discusses whether the Building Code obligations relating to fire separation apply given the age of construction and whether there has been a change of use.
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