If you are applying for a Code Compliance Certificate on an older building, there are some other considerations to be aware of.
Materials used in construction have minimum performance requirements specified in the building code, in particular NZBC B2, regarding durability – or how long it should last.
For claddings, the non structural outside "covering" of a building, for example, the minimum "durability requirement" is 15 years.
If your building was completed, say, 10 years ago, we will be asking for the durability to be modified under the building code.
This does not affect issue of the Code Compliance Certificate, this simply recognises that materials have already "aged" and that the Certificate will be effectively "back dated" with respect to durability, to a date when the building work was originally completed or to the "substantial completion" date.
Please also note that this modification is sent to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and forms part of the property record.
New Zealand Building Code Clause B2