Help with keeping your home warm and dry

Last Updated : 29 Sep 2015
help with keeping your home warm and dry
Making a warmer, drier, healthier home more affordable

The upfront cost of insulation and clean heating can be a big strain on the family finances. Auckland Council’s Retrofit Your Home programme lets you add this cost to your rates and spread the repayments to suit your budget – making a warmer, drier, healthier home more affordable.

If you are a ratepayer and up to date with your payments, you can apply for up to $5000 financial assistance from the council. This can be used to retrofit your home with ceiling and underfloor insulation, a heat pump or efficient wood burner, fire place removal, water tank installation or water-efficient devices.

Retrofit Your Home assistance is subject to interest at the same rate paid by the council, typically around 7 per cent. Repayments are made through your rates bills over a period of up to nine years, although you can pay it off faster by making extra payments as it suits.

Get started by downloading the helpful information pack, which includes a list of approved suppliers and an application form.

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