Certificate of Acceptance

The purpose of this guide is to provide the building owner with a clear process and

pathway when applying for a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) on a building consent that is classified as an historic building consent from 1991 and from 2004.

Initial request from owner

The request could be initiated by the owner either by requesting a final inspection or submitting an Application for Code Compliance Certificate. The request / application will then be reviewed and assessed by our Surveyor to determine how it will proceed.

Depending on the age of the consent, the time of the last inspection by Council and the inspection type that was last carried out, an initial fee $350.00 plus GST may be required as result of the review and brief site visit.

Initial assessment

On application and payment of the fee, we will review the file of the

approved consent and relevant documentation. The following factors will be considered:

 The age of the building/building work

 The complexity of the design

 The type of cladding material used and method of installation (cavity or no cavity)

 The status of inspections already carried out and if any inspection types were not called for

 Any outstanding issues, outstanding documentation

 Any outstanding fees

 The E2 risk matrix score assessment.

The E2 risk matrix score assessment will consider the following factors:

 Number of storey/s

 Wind zone

 Roof/wall junction (number of junctions, interfaces and level of complexity)

 Eave width

 Decks and balconies

 Cladding type/material; junctions, complexity, junction of multiple claddings.

The initial assessment/review is necessary for Council to:

 Review all information of the building consent in council’s records

 Identify any potential issue that could affect the issuing of the CCC

 Establish the risk profile regarding the building/building project

 Review of outstanding fees

 Confirm whether an inspection can proceed; and the time and date of the inspection with the owner/owner’s agent.

Proceed with inspection

Following inspection, the Inspector will assess whether the work complies. Depending on the scope, nature and complexity of the project, requirements for amendment durability and weathertightness an additional investigation/report by a suitably qualified person (i.e. Registered or Chartered Building Surveyor) may also be required.

In some cases, remedial works will be required to meet the code. Remedial works could be identified as part of Council’s inspection or identified in the weathertightness investigation/report.

Depending on the circumstances, the following could be required:

 Remedial work is instructed to be completed and inspected by the Inspector with

updated/as-built plan to record the remedial works.

 An amendment to the existing building consent is to be applied for the remedial works;

approval is needed before work being completed.

 A separate building consent is required for the remedial works and approval is required before work being completed.

In any case, all remedial works must be inspected and certified by Council before approval of CCC.

The owner/owner’s agent is responsible to arrange for an inspection of any remedial works.

Weathertightness investigation/report

Council may request and accept a report from a suitably qualified person (i.e. Chartered or Registered Building Surveyor) with specialised area or practice area in weathertightness.

The information should include but is not limited to the following:

 The report must be a full assessment of all building envelope that was completed as part of the building work concerned (i.e. wall cladding, roof cladding, external joineries,

penetrations, junctions/interfaces, flashing etc.)

 The report and investigation must be thorough and extensive to the extent that is deemed appropriate by the author to provide a conclusive statement on the level of compliance of the building work.

 Evidence of invasive testing (or any other necessary testing) and analysis carried out by the author of the report to confirm weathertightness performance of the building work

 Conclusion as to whether or not the building work complies with the building code Clauses B2 and E2

 Supporting document, photographs, testing result and analysis carried out as part of the investigation

 Detail of any failure or concern regarding weathertightness performance

 Detail of any remedial works or recommendation on how to fix any of the non-compliance or failure

 Detail of any proposal by the author as to how the work can be remediated with a plan of monitoring and supervising of the remedial work

 Any other recommendation/comment by the author.

Any remedial works (recommended by the report) will need to be approved and inspected by Council prior to being completed on site.

A Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) is a formal statement issued by Council certifying that:

 For building consents under the Building Act 2004 – building work carried out complies with the approved building consent.

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