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Winner of Unovent Winter Promotion 2019 Winner of Unovent Winter Promotion 2019 Blog

Winner of Unovent Winter Promotion 2019

2 September 2019

A massive congratulations to the winner of our winter promotion ending on 31 August 2019... Seth Heng from Papakura, Auckland! Seth purchased a 4 vent system so he was absolutely over the moon when we called him today letting him know he was getting his money back. Congrats once again Seth, enjoy - from all the team at

Homestar Independent Rating Tool for NZ Homes Homestar Independent Rating Tool for NZ Homes Blog

Homestar Independent Rating Tool for NZ Homes

25 July 2016

Homestar is an independent rating tool that certifies the health, efficiency and sustainability of New Zealand homes. It’s been around since 2010 and is a quality-assurance mark – a bit like Energy Star for appliances, or the WELS scheme for water efficiency.  The NZ Building Code includes rules that add up to 4 Homestar points

Home WOF likely for all housing Home WOF likely for all housing Blog

Home WOF likely for all housing

7 July 2016

A WOF is being introduced for all rental property and is likely for all social housing.  A trial has been running in two regions and early reports are that an improved standard that results in healthier homes is urgently required. Once the benefits of adequate insulation, ventilation and heating are proven it’s likely all homes will

Huge expense to rectify mould damage Huge expense to rectify mould damage Blog

Huge expense to rectify mould damage

23 June 2016

Recently Radio NZ recently ran a story about a State house that cost $20,000 to repair as a result of mould. That may sound horrific but in fact is quite typical of the costs to remedy the effects of a damp mouldy property. Any home that has ‘weeping windows’ during winter will almost certainly be experiencing  further damage in

Renters much worse off than owners Renters much worse off than owners Blog

Renters much worse off than owners

12 May 2016

Statistics New Zealand has found that people who rent a home live in far worse conditions than people who buy one. Other disadvantaged people in poor housing were people renting in groups, single-parent families, younger adults and Māori and Pacific people. The problem can be easily solved by ensuring every home is insulated and has adequate

School Project discovers high percentage of unhealthy homes School Project discovers high percentage of unhealthy homes Blog

School Project discovers high percentage of unhealthy homes

28 April 2016

Late last year Manurewa High School and Rongomai Primary conducted a survey among its students to gain an understanding regarding the amount of mould in their homes. Mould is an indicator of an unhealthy home. The results were astounding.  14 different types of mould were discovered in the students’ homes and most had the right

Mould Census could give useful housing data Mould Census could give useful housing data Blog

Mould Census could give useful housing data

14 April 2016

It has been reported in the news media that Statistics NZ will be undertaking a test census asking if homes contain mould.  This follows an informal project undertaken by Manurewa High School and Rongomai Primary asking how many students’ homes had mould. The answer was quite shocking … 78%. The census response will provide a

See us Home Shows around the country See us Home Shows around the country Blog

See us Home Shows around the country

6 May 2015

See Unovent on Showerdome stands at Homes Shows around New Zealand where you'll meet our distributors or the inventor of Unovent - John Wadsworth. John wanted a ventilation system for his own home, but was unwilling to spend over $4,000 on the systems that were available in the market. As a former automation control engineer with a