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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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2017/039: 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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2017/033: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 13 year old monolithic clad dwelling

This determination concerns the compliance of a 13 year old house with monolithic 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.

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2017/029: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a 16-year-old house with plywood cladding

This determination is concerned with the compliance of repairs proposed to the external building envelope and considers whether the authority was correct to refuse to grant an amendment to the building consent. The determination also considers the authority’s refusal to issue the code compliance certificate.

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2017/028: Refusal to grant building consent for the retrofitting of blown mineral fibre insulation in an 80-year-old brick veneer clad house

This determination concerns the retro-fitting of blown mineral fibre insulation into an existing house and the authority’s decision to refuse to grant building consent.  The determination considers the grounds for the authority’s decision, and whether there are now reasonable grounds to be satisfied that the building after the alterations will comply with the Building Code to the extent required by section 112 of the Act.

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2017/020: Decision to issue a certificate of acceptance for building work

This determination considers completed remedial work to a house. The work was consented, but work that was intended to be done as an amendment to the consent was completed by the owner before the amendment was approved by the authority. The code compliance certificate issued by the authority excluded the amended work, which was regularised through the issue of a certificate of acceptance. The owner disputed the exclusion of the amended work from the code compliance certificate.

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2017/017: Compliance of a concrete ramp to a door threshold and the refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a house

The determination is concerned with the compliance of the concrete ramp and ground clearances to the front entry to the Building Code. The determination considers whether the authority was correct in exercising its powers of decision in refusing to issue a code compliance certificate.

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2017/016: Decision to issue a building consent for repairs to a multi-storey building

This determination is concerned with the compliance of discrete repairs proposed to the top levels of a multi-storey building. The determination considers whether the authority was correct to issue a building consent for that work, and whether the replacement of a related deck membrane was exempt from requiring a building consent.

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