We can help you to get a cosy home in winter, a cooler home in summer and a quieter home all year round with double glazing.
Double glazing can significantly reduce heat loss from your home, depending on the size and number of windows. It also helps keep a home cool in summer and adds soundproofing.
Double glazing is a relatively high cost option to gain energy savings.
Eligible ratepayers can borrow up to $20,000 at 6% from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. This is repaid over 10 years by way of a voluntary targeted rate (VTR).
The rate is not a loan, and to access the funding, homeowners / ratepayers need a good history of paying regional council rates. Any existing VTR balance can be combined with a new one into a single VTR (one per property) sustainable homes combination, up to $20,000.
the Regional Council approval may be withheld if there is evidence that adding the repayments will cause hardship, in line with the guidance of the Consumer, Credit and Finance Act Amendment for responsible lending.
Complete the online form below. Alternatively print off the PDF application form and post or bring in to our offices, or through your supplier.
The Ratepayer must complete an application form and the Direct Debit Payment Authority form provided by Council which will facilitate the payment of the Sustainable Homes Rate assessed on the Property.
This completed form shall be received by Council before it authorises the provision of the Council Funded Sustainable Homes Service.
In the event of three consecutive instalment payments being missed, the full balance of the loan is repayable immediately with any future/ alternative arrangement being entirely at the discretion of Hawke's Bay Regional Council.
If the property is sold while the VTR is in place, the balance must be settled at the point of sale.
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