Our Healthy Homes Standards Assessment

 

We are currently the only company in the Bay of Plenty to be recommended by the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand for Healthy Home Standard Assessments and Meth Testing

 

We also offer programs to Landlords and Property Managers to help ensure that compliance is maintained all year round!

 

Call an Accredited Building Surveyor on 0800 233 732 and book an assessment today!

The Standards

These five aspects covered under the HHS are intended to contribute to a warm and dry home. 

Ventilation

The home must have at least one door or window, which can include skylights that opens to the outside in all Bedrooms, Dining rooms, Living rooms, Lounges and Kitchens.

All Kitchens and Bathrooms must have an extractor fan that meets the HHS and ventilates externally.

Heating

All rental properties must have one or more fixed heaters, which can directly heat the main Living room to at least 18°C and can maintain this temperature all year round. 

Certain heating devices that are inefficient, unaffordable or unhealthy will not meet the requirements of this standard.

Insulation

Depending on location (climate zone), ceiling insulation needs to meet minimum R-values, or existing ceiling insulation installed before 1 July 2016 needs to be at least 120mm thick.

Underfloor insulation needs a minimum R-value of 1.3.

Moisture Ingress and Drainage

Rental properties must have adequate drainage for the removal of storm water, surface water and ground water, including an appropriate outfall. The drainage system must include gutters, downpipes and drains for
the removal of water from the roof.

Checking and maintaining roof, guttering, downpipes and cladding is critical to keeping the property weathertight.

Draught Stopping

Landlords must block any unreasonable gaps and holes in walls, ceilings, windows, floors, and doors that cause noticeable draughts.

Exemptions

There are some specific exemptions that apply to each of these standards, and there are also general exemptions that may apply to some rental homes.

More information on General Exemptions is available in Subpart 7  of the Healthy Homes Standards Regulations.  

 

How Much Does A Healthy Home Assessment Cost?

 

ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST

1-4 Bedroom

$199

When Combined With Another Service

2-4 Bedroom

$249

Travel Fee May Apply Outside Tauranga

All Other Properties

$P.O.A

Travel Fee May Apply Outside Tauranga

Don’t be fooled by cheaper companies who profit from fixing their own findings. 

We are completely independent with zero vested interest and prefer that you have ultimate control over who completes any remedial work.