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Eion Scott

You’ve every right to be confused Sally, it’s actually been a relatively new requirement, introduced as I understand in response to concerns about the weathertightness issues that might arise from retrofitting wall insulation, particularly in brick veneer clad houses. This is actually a fairly moveable feast, and while Christian is right that councils can set rules in this area, I understand that MBIE has given a determination in response to pressure from the supplier about whose system the concerns were raised and councils are no longer able to require a building consent for their system. This may well end up giving them a competitive advantage over other, possibly more reputable suppliers. I would be interested in hearing how other councils are responding. And a word of warning and an apology for being oblique, but this is a very litigious supplier so best to keep names at bay.