Warmer Kiwi Homes FAQs

Find out more about the Government's new insulation programme.

Warmer Kiwi Homes FAQs

If I get insulation this year, can I come back and get a heating appliance installed later?

Yes, you can. Grants for insulation will not be capped but grants for heating will have an upper limit. Insulation must be installed before or at the same time as a heating appliance. It doesn’t matter if your insulation was installed outside Government programmes but it must be assessed by a Warmer Kiwi Homes service provider to make sure it meets minimum programme requirements.

Can anyone in the home have a Community Services Card for the household to be eligible?

The homeowner needs to have the Community Services Card to be eligible for a grant.

If I don’t have a Community Services Card, are there other ways I can qualify?

You may qualify if you live in a lower-income area. Contact a service provider to find out if your address qualifies.

Does the programme cover the whole country? 

Remote rural locations may not all be covered by service providers. However, service providers may collect a list of houses needing insulation in remote areas and complete these jobs as a special project.

Is wall insulation included?

No, the programme covers ceiling and underfloor insulation.

Does my bach or holiday home qualify?

No. Warmer Kiwi Homes is aimed at permanent, low-income homeowners (owner-occupiers).