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Curtains

Curtains and healthy homes

We know windows are the weakest link in our thermal envelope. While it’s great that Healthy Homes Standards are improving ceiling and underfloor insulation, addressing draughts, requiring efficient heating and […]

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Home performance advice

Making energy work for whānau

Learn how to help whānau understand their energy use and actions within reach of whānau in their homes to prioritise energy use for heating and health. This new online course, […]

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Curtains

The magic of curtains

Everyone working on the ground with whānau and their homes has long agreed that curtains are important. Their experience told them that curtains made a difference to how comfortable a […]

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Healthy homes

Healthy homes standards for rental housing

This year private landlords will need to comply with the Government’s new standards for rental properties.  We welcome the standards as a good step on the pathway to ensure tenants, […]

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Ventilation

Positive pressure ventilation systems

We’re bombarded with advertising these days telling us that we need ventilation systems to have dry, healthy houses.  Slick images compare these ‘happy’ houses and their ‘happy’ residents with those […]

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Home performance advice

Over 120 Home Performance Advisors now certified!

Over 120 people have now completed the two level training process to become certified Home Performance Advisors. This means they are fully trained in all aspects of home performance and […]

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Mould

How to manage household mould

Managing mould is a more serious activity than many householders understand.  And there’s a plethora of advice out there, confusing people about what to do and what to use. This […]