A Better Way for Building CCCs
Show your building complies and gain your CCC
Homeowners without a CCC for an existing building can feel like they are in no-mans-land, with lots of conflicting advice. By using our Mdu PROBE System to show convincingly that their house performs according to the requirements of the Building Code, owners have been spectacularly successful in getting their long sought after CCC – even those that thought they might need to reclad!
What’s the process?
The first and most important step is to install the Mdu Probe System into your property. This will give you the information and proof that your building complies. Alternatively it will point out areas where improvements can be made. Once installed, you can utilise the Mdu Probe Reading Service to read the probes regularly, continuously adding to your arsenal of facts. Many people who thought that their face-fixed cladding system might need to be replaced with a 20mm battened cavity system with new flashings have been pleasantly surprised to find (and prove) that their current system is working fine as it is.
Why is this needed? Why can’t they just sign it off?
As buildings age, the confidence council can place in previous inspections diminishes due to the natural degrading of the building, and the house becomes an ‘unknown’ again. The Mdu PROBE System fills in this information gap by collecting the facts of the building. Treat this process like a court case or a negotiation. It is important to know the rules of engagement, the rights and obligations of the parties involved (typically you and the Council), and have a strong case to put forward. For an overview please read our Code Compliance Certificates and Determinations 101 Guide.
Still at loggerheads with the Council?
If you and Council cannot agree, you can ask for a binding Determination to be made by the Department of Building and Housing. Again, the information you collect and present from the Mdu Probe System will be just as important in this process. Again, for an overview please read our Code Compliance Certificates and Determinations 101 Guide as well as visiting the Department of Building and Housing.