We can help you to have a dry, healthier home that’s warmer in winter and cooler in summer, with insulation and a better air flow through your rooms. Find out about financial assistance on this page.
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If you purchase a cord from Woodstock or Cutting Edge Firewood between 1 November and 31 January 2023, you’re automatically in the draw to win an additional cord, or a full refund of your purchase.
The comfort and health of your home can be highly improved by installing or upgrading your insulation.
Ventilation systems improve air flow in your home and this reduces excess moisture and the growth of mould. it also helps keep an even temperature improving your family’s health.
Insulation and ventilation work well together to provide a more comfortable home.
Access to some attic/roof space is something you will need.
Find more information at EECA on insulation
Insulation - funding available - $1000 - $4500
Ventilation - funding available - $1000 - $7500
Eligible ratepayers can access funding 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 get 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.
You may not get approval from the Regional Council if there is evidence that adding the repayments will cause hardship. This is our responsibility in line with the guidance of the Consumer, Credit and Finance Act Amendment for responsible lending.
Print off the PDF application form in 'related documents' above, 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.
Complete the direct debit form below and we will do the rest.
Find out what your repayments might be using our Voluntary Targeted Rate (VTR) 10 year calculator.
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