You’re probably compliant if:
• You installed your existing heating before 1 July 2019.
• The required heating capacity is more than 2.4 kW.
• The ‘top up’ you need is 1.5 kW or less.
The HHS defines reasonable condition as insulation that is installed in accordance with NZS4246:2016 and has no mould, dampness, damage or gaps.
Northland and Auckland—ceiling R 2.9, underfloor R 1.3.
You can use additional heaters to ‘top up’ your heating to meet the new standards. However, you must meet all these conditions:
What is meant by “reasonable condition”?
If you need to replace or ‘top up’ your insulation to meet the new standards, you have until 1 July 2021 to do so.
You upgraded your underfloor and ceiling insulation since the 2016 Residential Tenancies Act
Have checked your insulation is still in reasonable condition.
Landlords who didn’t previously need to insulate under the 2016 Residential Tenancies Act, may need to now.
What insulation is required under the 2008 Building Code?
Waikato to Wellington (excluding Central Plateau)—ceiling R 2.9, underfloor R 1.3.
Central Plateau and all of South Island
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