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Landlords

How can we help the Landlords?

Since the Healthy home standards act has come into effect. Landlords are looking for genuine and trusted partners who could support them in this journey to get their rental properties Insulated.

We at Sustain Energy Solutions prides ourselves in helping our fellow kiwis in heating, insulation, ventilation, draught stopping, moisture ingress and drainage of their rental properties.

Tenancy Services have a full set of documents and standards that rental properties must follow to meet the Healthy Homes Standards.

To save the time we at Sustain Energy Solutions have developed inspection tools to enable us to deliver an accurate, timely and professional report covering all 5 categories of the Healthy Homes Standards plus smoke alarms.

The categories covered in our Healthy Homes Standards report include Heating, Insulation, Ventilation, Moisture Ingress and Drainage, Draught Stopping and Smoke Alarms.

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Healthy Home Standards

Heating

It is required:

  • Landlords must provide one or more fixed heaters that can directly heat the main living room to a maintained temperature of at least 18 degrees Celsius.
  • Open fires are not acceptable.

Our Assessment

Our heating assessment includes identifying what insulation is in place in the ceiling and underfloor (wherever possible) as higher quality insulation will reduce the required heater size.

Insulation

What is required:

  • Where it is reasonably practicable, ceiling and underfloor insulation must be installed in rental homes since 1 July 2019. It must meet the standards set out in the regulations and be installed safely. Wall insulation is not compulsory.Where it is reasonably practicable, ceiling and underfloor insulation must be installed in rental homes since 1 July 2019. It must meet the standards set out in the regulations and be installed safely. Wall insulation is not compulsory.
  • Depending on location, ceiling insulation needs to meet minimum R-values (‘R’ stands for resistance – an R-value is a measure of how well insulation resists heat flow)

Our Assessment

  • We complete a full check of all accessible ceiling and underfloor insulation assessing it to the required standard.We complete a full check of all accessible ceiling and underfloor insulation assessing it to the required standard.
  • We note R-value where there is product identification present.  If there is not, then we are unable to determine the product R-value and we revert to the Tenancy Service guide, which is to measure thickness for ceilings.

Ventilation

What is required:

  • All habitable rooms in a rental property must have at least one window, door or skylight which opens to the outside and can be fixed in the open position.All habitable rooms in a rental property must have at least one window, door or skylight which opens to the outside and can be fixed in the open position.
  • In each room, the size of the openable windows, doors and skylights together must be at least 5% of the floor area of that room.

Our Assessment

  • While assessing ceiling insulation we identify what ducting is present for kitchen and bathroom fans including the diameter.
  • For the kitchen and bathroom, we do a visual and power on check of the fan to ensure it is working.
  • For all other habitable rooms, we measure the floor M2 and check that there is over 7% of complying external doors, windows, or skylights.

Moisture Ingress & Drainage

What is required:

  • Rental properties must have efficient drainage for the removal of stormwater, surface water and groundwater. Rental properties with an enclosed sub-floor space must have a ground moisture barrier.Rental properties must have efficient drainage for the removal of stormwater, surface water and groundwater. Rental properties with an enclosed sub-floor space must have a ground moisture barrier.
  • A rental property must efficiently drain stormwater, surface water and groundwater to an appropriate outfall; and include appropriate gutters, downpipes, and drains to remove water from the roof.

Our Assessment

  • From ground level, we complete a full visual check of the rainwater (guttering and downpipes) system looking for damage, missing components, signs of a water leak, debris and organic material, and connection to an appropriate outfall.From ground level, we complete a full visual check of the rainwater (guttering and downpipes) system looking for damage, missing components, signs of a water leak, debris and organic material, and connection to an appropriate outfall.
  • We complete a visual inspection of the property’s section looking for any signs of poor drainage.
  • While inspecting the underfloor insulation in a suspended subfloor we check to see if there is a compliant ground moisture barrier installed.

Draught Stopping

What is required:

  • Landlords must make sure the property does not have unreasonable gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, skylights, floors and doors which cause noticeable draughts.Landlords must make sure the property does not have unreasonable gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, skylights, floors and doors which cause noticeable draughts.
  • All unused open fireplaces must be closed off or their chimneys blocked to prevent draughts.

Our Assessment

  • While completing our room by room ventilation check we are also looking for obvious causes of draughts. This includes external doors with open gaps (often at the bottom), old cat doors with broken latches, windows missing latches that cannot be secured fully closed.While completing our room by room ventilation check we are also looking for obvious causes of draughts. This includes external doors with open gaps (often at the bottom), old cat doors with broken latches, windows missing latches that cannot be secured fully closed.
  • Our draught stopping check covers every room of the house including non-habitable spaces such as hallways and laundry. Our check does not include garages or external utility rooms.

Smoke Alarms

What is required:

  • Working smoke alarms or detectors are compulsory in all rental homes. New smoke alarms must be photoelectric and have a long battery life or be hard-wired.Working smoke alarms or detectors are compulsory in all rental homes. New smoke alarms must be photoelectric and have a long battery life or be hard-wired.
  • Smoke alarms must be installed:
  • Within 3 metres of each bedroom door, or in every room where a person sleep.
  • In each level or storey of a multi-storey or multi-level home.
  • In all rental homes, boarding houses, rental caravans, and self-contained sleep-outs.
  • Existing smoke alarms do not need to be replaced if they are working and have not passed the expiry date.

Our Assessment

  • We complete a visual inspection of all bedrooms and adjoining area to ensure there is a smoke alarm in the bedroom or within 3 meters.We complete a visual inspection of all bedrooms and adjoining area to ensure there is a smoke alarm in the bedroom or within 3 meters.
  • For multi-storey houses we check that each level has at least 1 compliant, working smoke alarm.
  • For any sleep-out or rented caravans, we check that they have a compliant, working smoke alarm.
  • We test each smoke alarm to ensure it is operational.
  • We check the expiry date of all smoke alarms.

Footnote: Not a component of the Healthy Homes Standard but covered under the Residential Tenancy Act.

Why Sustain Energy Solutions?

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Insulation Statement as per the Tenancy Act – We provide an accurate and complete statement fulfilling all the requirement of the tenancy act to you and your tenant. It should include the insulation which is done, which product is used, what will be the estimated life of the insulation.

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We use the quality product – we use high-quality insulation product to give the best output through our excellent services.

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As per New Zealand Standard – Insulation installed before 1 July 2016 that is not in a reasonable condition cannot be repaired; it must be replaced with insulation that meets the new standard.

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Trained professional Installers – We have trained professional installer who are qualified and use proper tools to meet the New Zealand insulation installation Standards.

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Fast & Easy Insulation Installation – we provide you with a quick and perfect insulation meeting all the criteria of the new tenancy act with our qualified professional installers.

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Trained professional Installers – We have trained professional installer who are qualified and use proper tools to meet the New Zealand insulation installation Standards.

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I called them to do my assessment for home. Provided me with a quote & great deal. I would like to mention the quality of insulation product was very good. I am satisfied with the work and their professional approach. Would recommend others… A+++ Service

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I called them to do my assessment for home. Provided me with a quote & great deal. I would like to mention the quality of insulation product was very good. I am satisfied with the work and their professional approach. Would recommend others. A+++ Service

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Wonderful experience with a professional company! A great team to deal with. They were very efficient, knowledgeable and extremely friendly! Came in, knew what to do and completed the job beyond my expectations!! Highly recommend Sustain Energy Insulation for your house!!

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