HOBANZ president John Gray has been working with a couple whose home has been remediated after finding the home was leaky  as well as structurally unsound but obtained a Code of Complaince Certificate from the Christchurch City Council.

“They started finding more serious issues in relation to the structure. It was built so badly that it was structurally compromised.”

Regarding self certifying, John Gray called the proposal “absolutely ridiculous”.

“There is a very high percentage of Licensed Building Practitioners who don’t have any formal trade qualifications and they don’t understand their responsibilities,” Gray said. 

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