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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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2017/064: Dangerous building notice for a building

This determination considers a dangerous building notice that was issued as a result of notification from the New Zealand Fire Service, and whether there was sufficient evidence to reach the conclusion the building was dangerous. The determination discusses the authority's reliance on the notification issued under the Fire Service Act, the restriction on use for sleeping accommodation included in the notice, and the requirements identified in the notice.

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2017/063: Whether a barrier is required for a retaining wall to a residential property

This determination considers whether a barrier is required to a retaining wall in order to comply with Clause F4 safety from falling, and the authority's intention to issue a notice to fix. The determination also discusses whether building work completed after the code compliance certificate was issued required building consent or whether it was exempt.

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2017/062: Grant of a building consent with a section 37 certificate for a house

This determination considered whether the authority’s decision to grant a building consent with an attached section 37 certificate that did not include a planning noncompliance that was not identified in the certificate. The determination also considers whether the authority could place a section 37 tag on the building work after the building consent had been issued.

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2017/061: Proposed demolition of half a duplex building and the compliance of the remaining half

This determination considers whether there was sufficient evidence provided in a building consent application for the authority to grant the consent under section 49 of the Act where half of a duplex is proposed to be demolished. The determination considered whether the proposed building work complies with Clauses B1, B2, C3, E2, and H1 of the Building Code.

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2017/060: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for 19-year-old additions and alterations to a house

This determination is concerned with the compliance of 19-year-old additions and alterations to a house. The determination considers the authority’s reasons for refusing to issue the code compliance certificate and whether the building work complies with the requirements of the Building Code.

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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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2017/058: Notice to fix and whether a structure on wheels is a building

This determination considers the definitions of building and vehicle under section 8, and whether a structure modified to attach wheels and a drawbar is a building for the purposes of the Building Act. The determination also discusses the particulars of contravention/non-compliance described in the notice to fix.

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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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2017/056: Refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a repaired 14-year-old house with masonry veneer cladding

This determination is concerned with the compliance of a 14-year-old house that had undergone repair works. 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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2017/055: Building consent granted for alterations to an existing building on land subject to a natural hazard without notification under section 73

This determination concerns the natural hazards provisions of the Act. The matter turned on whether the building work constituted a major alteration and whether section 72 would apply even if the building work was not a major alteration. The determination also considered whether it was reasonable to grant a waiver of Clause E1.3.2.

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