As part of the Australian Government stimulus package they have introduced the home insulation program which offers free ceiling insulation to a cost of up to $1,600 to owner-occupiers, landlords and tenants Melbourne wide, indeed all over Australia.
The roof insulation rebate program is aimed at homes that are currently have no insulation, or have some ceiling insulation and were built before 2003. This is when the mandatory thermal performance requirements under the Building Code of Australia were introduced.
If the total cost of free insulation install is less than $1,600 there will be no extra money the houseowner has to pay. Calculations say that this will be the case for the majority of Melbourne households. In the event that the cost of the insulation is above $1,600, the home owner will have to pay the difference, or the total amount if they are ineligible. This is why it is vital to read the eligibility document.
The free insulation Melbourne program began on 3rd Feb 2009 under a government rebate scheme. From 1/7/2009 to 31/8/2009 there were separate arrangements for owner- occupiers and rental properties. The program now covers all eligible households and is in effect from 1 September 2009 to 31 December 2011 or until the date when program funds have been allocated, whichever happens first.
How To Get Started
Melbourne householders who would like to participate in the program should read the program guidelines before arranging your free insulation. Go to http://www.craigmcpherson.info/free-insulation-melbourne/
The insulation must be installed by an insulation installer who is registered on the Australian Government’s Free Insulation Installer Provider Register of which we are a member.