· Research the insulation product that best suits your whānau. Options include recycled glass, wool and recycled polystyren­e sheets

· Weighing up costs; Sometimes it simply comes down to budget. You may be eligible for a grant through the government’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme

· Plump it up. ‘R value’ measures how good the insulation material is at resisting the flow of heat from inside out in winter and from outside in during summer The higher the R rating, the less heating energy you will use. Opt for insulation that exceeds the minimum required for the building industry.

· It’s important to use insulation in ceilings, floors and exterior walls to create a super cosy dry home.

Big thanks to Pink Batts for supplying our recycled glass insulation!

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