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Insulation & Ventilation

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.

What are the benefits?

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.

Things to consider

Access to some attic/roof space is something you will need.

Find more information at EECA on insulation 

What funding is available?

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.  

How to apply

Print off the PDF application form in 'related documents' above, and post or bring in to our offices, or through your supplier.

Repayments calculator

Find out what your repayments might be using our Voluntary Targeted Rate (VTR) 10 year calculator.

Please note: we will confirm your exact repayments on application.


How do I find an approved supplier?


Abode Heating & Insulation

027 241 8590


021 705 342

Clever Home Solutions

027 503 1293

HB Install

022 417 6552

Premier Insulation

021 023 28637



Abode Heating & Insulation

027 241 8590

Active Refrigeration

021 510 338

Clever Home Solutions

027 503 1293

Chillmount Refrigeration

021 081 91032

Direct Earth Ltd

(06) 870 8404

DMAK Electrical & Air Conditioning

(06) 858 5252


0800 387 387

East Coast Plumbing & Gas Ltd

(06) 211 6462

Evolve Electrical

027 376 5198

Just Electrics

027 482 9498

Mill Electrical

(06) 877 7996


(06) 833 8959

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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