Healthy Homes

Healthy Homes Standards

Below is a summary list for rentals.

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Why you should replace you old home with a QuickBuild Home

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Heating

Landlords must provide one or more fixed heaters that can directly heat the main living room to a temperature of at least 18 degrees Celcius

Moisture Ingress

Rentals with enclosed sub-floor space must have a ground moisture barrier.

Insulation

Complusory undefloor and ceiling insulation. If installed after 2016, the R2.9 to ceiling and underfloor R1.3. This does vary by area so check www tenancy.govt.nz


Ventilation

Must have openable windows, kitchens and bathrooms must have extractor fans.


Draught stopping

No gaps in walls, ceiling, windows or doors


 

 

This is just the start of Healthy Homes. Over time, these standards are likely to increase

It is almost certain that soon to come are safety electrical checks with compulsory RCD's and possibly Active Fault detectors. For many homes this will involve a complete re-wire.

Double glazing is also likely, along with wall insulation.

Once all these things are factored in, the gap in costs between a new replacement home, and upgrading an existing old home, is going to become smaller.

With the price of a QuickBuild Home, that gap becomes even smaller. Then factor in a better use of land, as often you can put two new homes where there was only one before, and higher rental income associated with a new home, and it often makes more financial sense to demolish an existing home and replace it with two new homes. Greater income, better tenants, higher capital value and lower lower maintenance costs.

QuickBuild homes meet all of the existing requirements for Healthy Homes. And with significantly better insulation and more resilient walls designed with rentals  in mind, they are the answer to those people with an eye on the future.