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We can assess your property to the NZ Green Building Council’s HomeFit standard.
Our HomeFit assessment and installation service can help you create a warmer, drier and more energy efficient home.
The HomeFit assessment service is available in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Canterbury; and is provided by our assessment partner G-Force.
Find out more about the HomeFit assessment service.
What is HomeFit?
HomeFit was created by the New Zealand Green Building Council along with the housing sector to help people understand how healthy their home is. HomeFit is an inspection-based assessment of the health, comfort, energy efficiency and safety of New Zealand homes. It covers a range of topics that a panel of experts believes to be essential for a home to be liveable.
What’s included in the Homefit Assessment?
The assessor from G-Force is checking your property against a set of HomeFit standards that help create a warmer, drier and more energy efficient home. The HomeFit assessment looks at the property’s Heating, Insulation, Hot Water System, Ventilation, Mould Levels, Drainage, Draughts, Windows, smoke alarms, Lighting and Water Efficiency. All requirements of the standard have been created by a panel of experts in conjunction with the NZ Green Building Council.
What is the difference between a Healthy Homes Standards Assessment and a HomeFit assessment?
A Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) Assessment is designed to establish whether rental properties meet the requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act HHS regulations. The HHS assessment is looking only at those specific requirements (Heating, Ventilation, Draught Proofing, Insulation, Drainage and Moisture Ingress). The HomeFit assessment looks at all the HHS requirements plus additional measures such as Water Efficiency and Lighting.
What does it cost?
The HomeFit assessment service costs $299 + GST ($343.85 incl GST). This includes a full report and certification if your property meets the HomeFit standard.
How long does the HomeFit certification last?
If your property meets the HomeFit standard, then the property will retain the standard for three years. The HomeFit certification stays with the property, it cannot be transferred to another property if the owner was to sell the property.
What can I use my HomeFit certification for?
If your property meets the HomeFit standard, you can advertise to potential home buyers or tenants that the property is HomeFit. This gives home buyers and tenants peace of mind that the home meets a minimum standard for a healthy home.
How does a HomeFit assessment work?
Will I receive a report?
Yes, you will receive a detailed report showing for each standard assessed whether your property is HomeFit for that standard or not.
What if I need work done to make my property HomeFit?
Our assessor will discuss the work required to make your property HomeFit. If you want, they can also provide a quote to complete the work for you. Alternatively, you can visit any one of our stores to purchase the products required to make your property HomeFit. As always, we recommend that you use a suitably experienced or qualified person to complete the install.
How long does the assessment take?
The assessment usually takes around an hour to an hour and a half to complete. You will receive your report and quote (if requested) within 48 hours after the assessment is completed.
How long will it take to complete installations?
Generally, installations will be completed within 15 business days of the quote being accepted.
Who Provides the HomeFit assessment service?
Your HomeFit assessment will be completed by our partners, G-Force.
Do Bunnings offer other in-home services?
Yes, we offer a range of in-home and in-store services. For more information, take a look at our Services page.
Simply complete the form below and our expert assessors will contact you to arrange your assessment.