HEALTHY HOMES STANDARD (HHS)
The healthy homes standards aim to make a significant change to the quality of New Zealand rental homes. The standards cover improvements to heating, insulation, and ventilation, and addressing issues with moisture ingress and drainage and draught stopping.
Being the insulation specialists, ADL GROUP aims to cover solely on the Insulation improvements of your home along with moisture control. Please find HHS standards as per below, the items highlighted under Insulation and Moisture Ingress is available from ADL GROUP
There must be fixed heating devices, capable of achieving a minimum temperature of at least 18°C in the living room only. Some heating devices are inefficient, unaffordable or unhealthy and will not meet the requirements under the heating standard.
The minimum level of ceiling and underfloor insulation must either meet the 2008 Building Code, or (for existing ceiling insulation) have a minimum thickness of 120mm.
Ventilation must include openable windows in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms. Also an appropriately sized extractor fan(s) in rooms with a bath or shower or indoor cooktop.
Landlords must ensure efficient drainage and guttering, downpipes and drains. If a rental property has an enclosed subfloor, it must have a ground moisture barrier if it's possible to install one.
1 July 2021 – From this date, private landlords must ensure that their rental properties comply with HHS within 90 days of any new tenancy.
1 July 2021 – All boarding houses must comply with the HHS.
1 July 2023 – Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities and registered Community Housing Provider houses must comply with the HHS.
1 July 2024 – All rental homes must comply with the HHS.
*please note ADL GROUP only assess for the highlighted items as per above, for further information on all listed standards please visit the Healthy Homes Standards website - https://www.hud.govt.nz/residential-housing/healthy-rental-homes/healthy-homes-standards/about-the-healthy-home-standards/