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Does your insulation meet the Healthy Homes Standards?

Your rental property will need to meet the standards by July 2021. If you’re not sure if your property’s insulation is up to standard, Oncore can help.
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What does the Insulation Standard cover and how can we help you meet it?

To meet the newly introduced Healthy Homes Standards, existing ceiling insulation must be at least 120mm thick. Alternatively, ceiling and underfloor insulation must meet the requirements set out in the 2008 Build Code.

Oncore can help you to meet these standards. We can provide you with an insulation inspection. If we find your property is currently not up to standard, we’ll update your insulation to meet requirements.

  • Why do I need insulation?

    Insulation is key to keeping your home warm in winter and cool in the summer. According to Consumer NZ, approximately 35% of a home’s warmth escapes through the ceiling, with up to 25% escaping through the walls and 14% through the floors.

  • What if I have already had insulation installed to meet the 2016 RTA requirements?

    Your insulation will still need to meet the 2016 RTA requirements, however, this doesn’t guarantee that your insulation will meet the Healthy Homes Standards. If you’re unsure, it’s best to arrange an inspection.

  • How do I know if my insulation is in good condition?

    The best way to find out is through an inspection. If you notice signs of mould, dampness, tears or damage, your insulation will likely need to be replaced.

  • Should I use a professional to install my insulation?

    While the Healthy Homes Standards do not legally require professional insulation installation, hiring a professional is advisable if you do not understand the installation process, requirements and safety aspects.

  • Who will this impact?

    The healthy homes standards affect landlords and their tenants. Landlords will be required by law to meet the minimum housing requirements set out in the Healthy Homes Standards.

  • When do these changes to a property need to be in place by?

    Landlords will be required to meet the standards by 1st July, 2021. This excludes tenancies under Housing New Zealand and registered community housing providers, who must meet the standards by 1st July 2023.

Why choose Oncore

Proven ProcessProven Process

Oncore’s unique process ensures our customer’s properties exceed the national standards. We can provide you with a property inspection and make any necessary improvements.

Project managementProject management

With Oncore, you don’t need to worry about following up with contractors and keeping projects on track. Tell us what you need and we’ll take care of it!

Fast response timesFast response times

We understand the importance of a fast and reliable service. Call or message us and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

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Ceiling insulation

When it comes to insulating your home, the ceiling should be your first priority.

Over one-third of your home’s heat loss/gain occurs through the ceiling. Ceiling insulation creates a layer between interior and exterior temperatures - keeping your home warm in winter and cool in the summer.

Wall insulation

In the same way as ceiling insulation does, wall insulation creates a layer against outside temperatures.

Rangehoods must be distanced between 650mm - 900mm from a cooktop to meet the standards. An Oncore specialist can provide guidance on whether or not your current installations meet the Healthy Homes Standards.

Underfloor insulation

Underfloor insulation makes getting out of bed that much easier on cold winter mornings.

It is recommended as the follow-up priority, after insulating your ceiling. It is also compulsory under the Healthy Homes Standards

Get in touch

Are you unsure of whether or not your property will meet the Healthy Homes Standards?

Give Oncore a call, or make on online enquiry, to arrange a free consultation. We’ll manage any necessary inspections and upgrades for you, with minimal disruption to your day-to-day life.

0800 33 66 55