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2023/041: Regarding the compliance of a kitchen ventilation system with G4.3.4 as it relates to the protection of other property

This determination considers whether the installation of a domestic kitchen ventilation system complied with Building Code Clause G4 Ventilation at the time it was installed. The determination considers whether the system’s vent is installed in a way that avoids creating a nuisance to other property in accordance with clause G4.3.4.

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2016/033: Regarding the code compliance of a solid fuel fire appliance installed in a three-year-old house

This determination considers the compliance of a fire appliance installed in a single storey dwelling and whether the emissions are disposed of in a way which avoids creating a nuisance or hazard to an adjacent neighbour in a two storey dwelling.

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