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Determinations are made by MBIE on matters of doubt or dispute to do with building work. Rulings are legally binding in relation to each case. Circumstances in one case may differ to others.

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2017/059: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 20-year-old house with mixed claddings

This determination is concerned with the compliance of a 20-year-old house. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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2017/057: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 20-year-old house with EIFS wall cladding

This determination is concerned with the compliance of a 20-year-old house. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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2017/054: Compliance of fibre-cement cladding installed to the building

This determination is concerned with the compliance of 13-year-old alterations to a building. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for requiring more information about the building’s compliance and whether the building work complies with the Building Code with regard to weathertightness and durability.

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2017/047: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a house with mixed claddings completed under supervision of a building certifier

This determination is concerned with the compliance of the building envelope to a 12-year-old house. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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2017/046: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a house with EIFS cladding completed under the supervision of a building certifier

This determination is concerned with the compliance of the building envelope to a 15-year-old house. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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2017/044: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 14-year-old house

This determination is concerned primarily with the compliance of the building envelope to a 14-year-old house with autoclaved aerated concrete cladding. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code that was in force at the time the building consent was issued.

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2017/039: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 15-year-old house with monolithic cladding

The determination arises from the authority’s refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 15-year-old house with a monothic cladding. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing the code compliance certificate, and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code with respect to weathertightness and durability.

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2017/038: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 10-year-old commercial building

The determination arises from the authority’s refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 10-year-old commercial building due to concerns about the compliance of the roof with respect to Clause E2 External moisure, and Level 3 with respect to Clause G4 Ventilation. The determination considers the compliance of the building and the authority’s reasons for declining the code compliance certificate.

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2017/035: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for an 18-year-old house

This determination is concerned with the compliance of an 18-year-old house. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing the code compliance certificate, and whether the house complies with the requirements of the Building Code, particularly with respect to weathertightness and durability.

2017/034: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a townhouse in a 24-year-old building with monolithic cladding

This determination concerns the compliance of a 24-year-old townhouse. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the townhouse complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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