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“My house is much better for it” – Sustainable Homes

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is helping whānau get a dry, healthier home that is warmer in winter and cooler in summer, with double-glazing.

Sally Hook’s Wairoa home was draughty and had rattling windows before she had double-glazing put in last year.

“My home was built in the 1950’s and the windows weren’t great and needed replacing. They would rattle away in the wind and were letting cold air into the house,” says Sally.

“I had double-glazing installed in 2019 and it’s made quite a difference, my house is much better for it.

Sally said she heard about Sustainable Homes from a friend and looked into it. “I wouldn’t have been able to get the new windows without Regional Council, and I’d recommend Sustainable Homes to anyone – I’m a very happy chappy!”

Getting double-glazing can make a big difference to having a warm, healthy home says Mark Heaney, Regional Council Procurement Manager.

“Having a warm home has such a positive impact on the people who live in them”, says Mark.

“As the Regional Council in Hawke’s Bay, we want everyone to live in warm, healthy homes which is why we have our Sustainable Homes programme.”

Eligible ratepayers can access up to $20,000 for double glazing at 4% which is repaid over 10 years by way of a voluntary targeted rate (VTR).

Find out more about the programme and your eligibility at and search #glazing.

16 July 2020

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