New rules announced by the government will require landlords to get rental insulation. They must be insulated and have smoke alarms by July 2019.
“The new law will require retrofitting of ceiling and underfloor insulation in rental homes over the next four years,” Dr Smith said in a statement.
180,000 New Zealand homes required rental insulation and 120,000 homes needed smoke alarms.
“The health benefits of this will be reduced hospitalisations from circulatory and respiratory illnesses, reduced pharmaceutical costs, and fewer days off work and school,” Dr Smith said.
The Government said the average cost of retrofitting both ceiling and floor insulation was about $3300.
Officials estimate 180,000 privately tenanted rental properties will require retrofitting of rental insulation in the period up to July 2019.
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I’m a landlord – what can I do to sort my rental insulation?
Safe-R Insulation can help landlords ensure their rental properties comply with the new government regulations.
Safe-R Insulation can assess your rental insulation to help identify the most cost effective insulation options. We have 3 great products to help retrofit most existing homes. These include:
- CosyWall Insulation – A cost effective and easy to install insulation that’s blown into existing wall cavities and provides great thermal and acoustical benefits.
- Jet Stream Max Ceiling Insulation – A a soft, granulated mineral wool product that’s blown into your roof cavities. Perfect for most New Zealand rental homes.
Jet Stream is suitable for all roof types.
- Warmafloor Insulation – A polyester fibre blanket manufactured specifically for placing between floor joists, against the underside of the floor.
The property i’m renting needs to be insulated
If you think you need rental insulation, the best thing to do is forward them to this page and get them to give us a ring. We can work directly with your landlord to provide the best possible insulation solution to Insulate Rental Property.