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Insulation & Ventilation

We can help you gain a dry, healthier home that’s warmer in winter and cooler in summer, with insulation and a better air flow through your rooms.

What are the benefits?

The comfort and health of a Hawke’s Bay home can be dramatically improved by installing or upgrading insulation.

Ventilation systems improve air flow within your home which reduces excess moisture and the occurrence of mould, helps keep an even temperature and improves your family’s health. 

Insulation and ventilation work well together to provide a more comfortable home.

Things to consider

Ceiling access will be a factor – there needs to be some attic/roof space.

Find more information at EECA on insulation and here on ventilation.

What funding is available?

Eligible ratepayers can borrow up to $10,000 at 6% from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.  This is repaid over 10 years by way of a voluntary targeted rate (VTR).  

This voluntary targeted 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.  

How to apply

Complete the online form below. Alternatively print off the PDF application form in related documents above, and post or bring in to our offices, or through your supplier.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Approved suppliers

INSULATION

HOME VENTILATION

Additional Information 

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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