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We regularly issue our Tauranga Toolbox newsletter. Here, we expand on some of the topics covered in our April 2018 edition.

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Electrical certificates continued

2. The responsible person must, within 20 days after completing the work, provide a copy of the certificate of compliance for prescribed electrical work to the person who contracted for the work or, if that person is not readily available, to the occupier or owner of the place or thing in which the installation or part installation is located.

3. The responsible person must retain a copy, whether in hard copy or electronically, of every certificate of compliance for at least 7 years.

4. A responsible person must, on request by any of the following, provide a copy of the certificate to the requester within 10 working days after the request:

(a) WorkSafe
(b) the Board
(c) the Registrar
(d) the territorial authority of the place where the prescribed electrical work was done
(e) the person who contracted for the work
(f) the owner or occupier of the place or thing in which the installation or part installation is located.

5. The owner or occupier of an installation to which regulation 65(7) applies must, on request by any of the following, provide a copy of the information referred to in regulation 65(7)?(b), or specified parts of that information, to the requester within 10 working days after the request:

(a) WorkSafe
(b) the Board
(c) the Registrar
(d) the territorial authority of the place where the installation is located.

6. Nothing in this regulation prevents a person who issues a certificate of compliance from retaining a copy of the certificate, even if he or she is not the responsible person.

Updates to building consents online continued

The list of required documents allows customers to upload documents into any of the below sections.

Required documents list

Once the customer uploads a document, it becomes visible in the council portal.

Before uploading, make sure the documentation has been filled out correctly and completely - site address, building consent number, etc.

When a category is marked complete on the council portal, it will be marked complete on the customer portal and will disappear from the inspection reports.

Required documents complete

The code compliance certificate cannot be finalised until the required documents have been supplied, reviewed, and accepted (passed).

Please remember to only upload one copy of a document. We review every document and multiple copies waste time - we want to be able to get the code compliance certificate out as quickly as possible. 

Lintels

Each lintel required by table 8.14 in the Standard NZS 3604:2011 to be secured against uplift shall be fixed at each end to a trimming stud, which in turn shall be fixed to the floor framing. Each fixing to be as shown in figure 8.12 of the Standard, or an alternative fixing of 7.5 kN capacity in tension along the line of the trimming stud.

More information on NZS 3604:2011

Head flashings

Head flashings shall be in accordance with Paragraph 4.6.1.6 and Table 7 of E2/AS1, unless specifically shown otherwise, and shall:

  • Direct water to the outside of the wall cladding
  • Finish to the window head with clearance dimensions shown in Figure 71
  • For direct fixed claddings, have 50mm bead of sealant installed between cladding and each end of the head flashing
  • For wall claddings on cavity walls:
    • incorporate 10mm turn-ups as stop-ends, terminating at the inside face of the cladding so they do not pass through the cladding
    • permit ventilation of the drained cavities above, by the installation of cavity base closers as shown in Figure 66.
  • For very high and extra high wind zones, have sealant installed between underside of head flashing and top edge of window head flange – refer Figure 71 (c) of E2/AS1.

Head flashings

Head flashings


Last Reviewed: 27/04/2018
 
 

 
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