100% insulation funding… yes its true!

May 22, 2020 at 7:49 AM

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Easy Insulation can now offer 100% insulation funding for eligible homeowners courtesy of the brand new 90% EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes subsidy, and 10% third party funding from the Clean Air Trust. We will be offering 100% funding where there is not already 100% funding in the Taupo, Rotorua, South Waikato, and Ruapehu districts.


As per the advert above, to be eligible you will need to:

  • Be the homeowner-occupier of a home built before 2008; and
  • Have a Community Services Card or SuperGold Card with Communitu Services endrosements; OR
  • Be the homeowner-occupier of a home in EECA-defined Deprivation Zones 8, 9, or 10.

To check what Deprivation Zone your home exists in, please visit:
https://statsnz.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=967d0338fe334ecc9b875b02a5a297e2

Or, use the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes tool to check your eligibility at:
https://www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/warmer-kiwi-homes-tool/

The news gets better though. If:

  • you are eligible for the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme; and
  • your home is insulated to EECA standards; and
  • you don’t currently have any heating in your primary living area,
  • you are now also eligible for 90% funding, limited to $3000 including GST on a heat pump or woodburner.

Call Easy Insulation on 0800 327 946 now to book a free assessment, or talk more about this phenomenal offer.


Read on to see the Wellbeing Budget 2020 ‘Rebuilding Together’ press release from 14 May 2020 relating to the increase in Warmer Kiwi Homes funding from the Government:

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More Warmer Kiwi Homes

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund ensures an estimated 9,000 additional
New Zealand houses will be Warmer Kiwi Homes with a $56 million boost to the Government’s insulation and heating programme, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods said.

“Insulation and heating helps to prevent respiratory illness, and the Warmer Kiwi Homes
programme protects the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“Over 20,000 insulation and heating retrofits have already been delivered since Warmer Kiwi Homes was launched in July 2018 and today’s announcement will ensure more low income people will get a chance to have a warmer, drier, healthier home.”

“The existing programme already covers two-thirds of the cost of insulation and/or heating
retrofits, but we know that coming up with the rest of the money to get retrofits done, is still out of reach for many low-income people and families”.

“That’s why we are increasing the grant proportion available for low-income households from 67% to 90% of the costs of an insulation and/or heating retrofit to deliver an estimated 9,000 additional retrofits”.

“We’re also proud of the significant third-party funding that has been leveraged through the programme to date. With the Government now meeting 90% of the cost, we expect that top- ups from third-party community organisations will make retrofits free of charge to many applicants”.

“The Warmer Kiwi Homes programme is part of Labour’s Confidence and Supply Agreement with the Green Party”.

“The Greens’ Housing Spokesperson Marama Davidson says ensuring low-income people
are not shut out of well insulated homes with good, efficient heating sources is vital”.

“By insulating homes and providing efficient heating systems, we’re helping to ensure that no one is forced to live in a cold, damp home, which we know leads to poor health outcomes”.

“Investing in quality insulation and efficient systems is a win for people, the planet, and the economy. This investment has long been advocated for by the Greens.”

Minister Woods says Warmer Kiwi Homes also provides a lot of jobs and is good for the
New Zealand economy.

“90 companies are contracted to deliver Warmer Kiwi Homes and employ over 1,300
contractors across their businesses”.

“Today’s announcement will provide confidence in the viability of this important sector as we recover from the impact of COVID-19”.

“It’s also worth pointing out that over 90% of the insulation products installed through Warmer Kiwi Homes are manufactured in New Zealand. By driving more activity through the programme we are supporting jobs up the sector’s supply chain,” said Megan Woods.

Media contacts
Megan Woods: Liz Banas 021 805 845
Marama Davidson: Nadine Walker 021 498 585


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