Funding for insulation

A limited number of grants are available through Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes for ceiling and underfloor insulation for rental properties occupied by low-income tenants.

Recent changes to the Residential Tenancy act mean that by 1 July 2019 all rental properties must have ceiling and underfloor insulation meeting a set standard, where reasonably practicable.

Criteria for insulation funding

“The difference was amazing. The tenants said they would stay there until they saved to buy their own place.”

Joyce van VlietProperty Manager

There are a limited number of grants for 50% of the cost - these are available on a first come first served basis if the rental property meets the following criteria;

  • Rental property was built before the year 2000
  • Named tenant has a Community Services Card
  • Named tenant referred by the Ministry of Health's Healthy Homes programme
  • Rental property is not owned by a Government agency

How to apply for insulation funding

"It's adding value to my rental and it's a much healthier environment for my tenants.  It's also to become the law."

Anil DeoLandlord

If you are a tenant or landlord, contact one of the service providers listed below. They will advise whether you are eligible for funding and the process for getting your rental property insulated.

Be aware that funding is limited, and projects may not cover all regions, or all areas within a region. Please check with the listed service providers to find out if they are operating in your location.

 

Northland

Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau

0800 738 763

kitty@healthyhomesnorth.co.nz or laura@healthyhomesnorth.co.nz

Healthy Homes North website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Auckland

Greenstar Energy Solutions

0800 789 276

admin@greenstarenergy.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Warm Up Auckland

0800 RU COLD (0800 782 653)

enquiries@installed.co.nz

Warm Up website

Waikato

Greenstar Energy Solutions

0800 789 276

admin@greenstarenergy.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Warm Up Waikato

0800 RU COLD (0800 782 653)

enquiries@installed.co.nz

Warm Up website

Bay of Plenty

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Warm Up Bay of Plenty

0800 RU COLD (0800 782 653)

enquiries@installed.co.nz

Warm Up website

WISE Better Homes: Healthy Homes Rotorua (Rotorua only)

0508 238 837

enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

Taranaki

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

WISE Better Homes: Healthy Homes Taranaki

0508 238 837

enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

Taupo and Turangi

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

WISE Better Homes: Healthy Homes

0508 238 837

enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

Hawke's Bay

Abode Heating and Insulation

06 870 4271 or 027 241 8590

info@abodehb.co.nz

Abode Heating and Insulation website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Whanganui / Rangitikei

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

palmy@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Tararua

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

palmy@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Wairarapa

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

masterton@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Wellington

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

wellington@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Sustainability Trust

0508 78 78 24

customerservice@sustaintrust.org.nz

Sustainability Trust website

Special offers available now

Warm Up Wellington

0800 RU COLD (0800 782 653)

enquiries@installed.co.nz

Warm Up website

Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman

Absolute Energy Ltd

0800 423 454 extn: 2 (please ask for Petra)

reception@absoluteenergy.co.nz

Absolute Energy website

Canterbury

Community Energy Action

0800 GET WARM (0800 438 9276)

info@cea.co.nz 

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

christchurch@energysmart.co.nz or timaru@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

West Coast

Community Energy Action

0800 GET WARM (0800 438 9276)

info@cea.co.nz

Otago

Absolute Energy Ltd - Otago Project

0800 423 454 extn: 2 (please ask for Petra)

reception@absoluteenergy.co.nz

Absolute Energy website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Southland

Southland Warm Homes Trust

0800 WARM SOUTH (0800 927 676)

synergy@awarua.org.nz 

Awarua Synergy website

Other payment options for insulation

If you don't qualify for a Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes project, there may be payment options with local councils and banks to help you with the cost. This includes adding the cost to your rates or as a mortgage top up.

 Payment options for insulation and heating

Special discounts for insulation

You may be able to get a discount of at least 20% from some service providers if your household is not eligible for insulation funding through the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme.

 Special discounts for insulation