This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
A new standard on installing insulation in residential buildings has been published, which replaces the previous standard. The new standard is New Zealand Standard NZS 4246:2016 (Energy efficiency—Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings).
The amendments replace references in the principal regulations to the previous standard with references to the new standard.
The amendments apply to existing tenancies. However, the changes to regulations 12 and 15 of the principal regulations (which relate to qualifying ceiling and underfloor insulation respectively) do not apply to insulation installed before 1 October 2016.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 September 2016.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.