Insulating your home is the single most effective measure you can take to keep your home warm and to save money on energy bills.
A well-insulated home will provide year-round comfort. Installing or even improving your insulation will increase the amount of heat kept inside your home meaning your home heats up quicker and requires less energy to stay warm, saving you money as a result.
From 1st July 2019 all rental homes are to have at least a minimum of 70mm insulation in the ceiling and underfloor insulation. From 1st July 2021, rental homes require a topup of ceiling insulation to 120mm minimum and for underfloor to have ground vapour barrier installed (if the floor is fully enclosed). Extraction and ventilation are also part of the criteria.
Rental Requirements for Insulation Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Gisborne is:
Ceiling Minimum of R2.9 or 120mm
Floor Minimum of R1.3
Walls (if possible) R1.9
We Recommend a minimum of R3.6 segment for ceilings with nothing present
We Recommend a minimum of R1.5 for underfloor, but prefer R1.8 for better performance longterm.