Story: Building materials

Subsidised insulation

From 1996 the government offered various schemes to assist low- and middle-income owners of poorly insulated homes to get them insulated. In 2009 subsidies were extended to all homeowners, with the aim of insulating 20% of the homes estimated to have substandard insulation within four years (around 188,500 homes).

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Steel, aluminium, plastics and insulation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010