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HomeFit

A no-nonsense, straightforward way to check how easily a home can be healthier, warmer, drier.

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Helping home owners improve home health.

All too often, they are cold, draughty, expensive to heat, and make us, our friends and our whānau sick. 

As a for-purpose we're working to make sure that all New Zealanders know they can make their homes healthier and happier. That's why we have developed HomeFit - because we believe it's going to make our homes better.

HomeFit is a no-nonsense, straightforward way to check if a home is warm, safe and dry, and it works in two easy ways.

  • through a HomeFit online check; and
  • an in-home HomeFit assessment to really uncover what needs to be done
“I think the HomeFit certification standards are a fair and reasonable goal for all Kiwi homes. It’s certainly achievable with some effort, and the long-term benefits of healthy and fit homes are worth it” 
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Ra Dejardine
Wellington property owner

Do a free HomeFit online check

Our HomeFit check will walk you through your home and help you take stock of essential features that make a home warm, dry, and more efficient. It's quick and easy enough to do as you stroll through an open home, helping show whether it'll be a nice healthy, comfortable place to live - and what you can do to fix it if it isn't. 

While the online check doesn't provide a HomeFit stamp, it does show you how close you are to passing, and what improvements you can make before asking an independent assessor to visit. If the home needs improvements, you can find a list of installers who can help.

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Get an independent HomeFit certification

As well as our free online check, for a more comprehensive and independent check of your home there are dozens of trained professionals who can conduct an official HomeFit assessment and certification. By passing this quick verification, your home will get a HomeFit stamp, so you can be sure it's fit for your family or tenants.

We recommend taking the online check first, and acting on any suggested improvements before locking in an assessment

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Building a new home?

For those embarking on a new build, check out our Homestar certification designed specifically for new projects

Find an accredited Assessor

For peace of mind, book an in-home assessment of your home, rental, or a home you're looking to buy                     

Become a HomeFit Assessor

Courses through the NZGBC help achieve accreditation towards the Healthy Homes Standards and HomeFit

Frequently asked questions

Step 1

If you'd like to know more about your home and whether it is HomeFit or meets the Healthy Homes Standard, visit the online check

You will receive a report with an action list of improvements you can make for a healthier, warmer, drier home.

Step 2

If your home has passed the online check, you've completed the list of improvements, or you need help to understand where and how to start, book an inhome assessment.

An accredited HomeFit assessor can visit for an in-home inspection to provide the report required under the Healthy Homes Standard, or help you work with your bank by providing a report they may use when considering your application for financing home improvement. 

An accredited HomeFit assessor can visit for an in-home inspection to

  • help you better understand and prioritise where and how you can improve the health of your home

  • provide the report required under the Healthy Homes Standard, or

  • help you work with your bank by providing a report they may use when considering your application for financing home improvement. 

To find out more about adding your business to the list of HomeFit Installers please contact us at kiaora@homefit.org.nz

If you want to find out more about the technical elements of a HomeFit check you can download the detailed technical manual for HomeFit here.

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