The New Zealand Building Code
Landlords & Property Managers

All rental homes with tenants that received an Income Related Rent Subsidy must meet minimum insulation requirements.

Discover cost-effective insulation solutions for rental properties at Knauf Insulation. Our range of high-quality products ensures compliance with local regulations, providing tenants with comfortable and energy-efficient living spaces.

From ceiling to underfloor, explore insulation options designed to meet or exceed recommended R-values. Learn how our easy-to-install solutions can enhance thermal performance and reduce energy costs. Trust Knauf Insulation for reliable, durable, and compliant insulation solutions tailored to the unique needs of rental properties. Elevate your rental investment with industry-leading insulation from Knauf.

If you are a landlord or property manager and would like to arrange an assessment or a quote to have insulation installed in your property, or you would like to get a quote to provide to your landlord, contact us and one of our approved installers will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Ceiling Insulation

Meeting ceiling insulation requirements is a crucial aspect of ensuring rental properties are compliant with regulations. The recommended R-value for ceiling insulation, typically ranges from R3.3 to R6.0 depending on the region and climate zone. Adequate ceiling insulation helps to trap heat within the property, reducing energy consumption and costs for heating.

For landlords, this not only promotes tenant satisfaction but also enhances the property's marketability. Moreover, compliance with insulation standards demonstrates a commitment to providing a high-quality living space, potentially leading to longer tenancies and reduced turnover rates.

By investing in proper ceiling insulation, landlords can not only meet legal obligations but also reap the rewards of satisfied tenants and a well-maintained, energy-efficient property.

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Underfloor insulation

Meeting underfloor insulation requirements is essential for landlords to comply with the Residential Tenancies Act. The recommended R-values for underfloor insulation typically range from R1.3 to R1.6, depending on the region and climate zone. This ensures that heat loss through the floor is minimized, maintaining a comfortable indoor environment for tenants.

Adequate underfloor insulation not only enhances thermal performance but also contributes to energy efficiency, ultimately leading to lower utility costs for both tenants and landlords. Additionally, compliance with these insulation standards demonstrates a commitment to providing a high-quality living space, potentially attracting and retaining responsible, long-term tenants. By investing in proper underfloor insulation with the right R-value, landlords not only fulfill legal obligations but also create a more desirable, cost-effective, and sustainable rental property, ultimately benefiting both parties involved.

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New generation insulation products such as Earthwool® glasswool are perfectly suited for DIY as they are super-soft to handle and they are also extremely cost competitive, so pop down to Bunnings to pick up what you need. If you want to hire a professional, send us an enquiry and we’ll organise a free, no obligation quote.

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