New Zealand have recently introduced legislation that ensures all property landlords have to bring their rental properties to comply with the new government regulations. Building Code clause G4 Ventilation requires that spaces within buildings have adequate ventilation for their intended use and occupancy, have adequate fresh air, and have means to remove moisture, products of combustion (such as cooking fumes, moisture, or gases) and other airborne contaminants.


What is the new ventilation standard?
From 1st July 2019, all habitable rooms in a rental property must have at least one window, door or skylight which opens to the outside and can be fixed in the open position.

In each room, the size of the openable windows, doors and skylights together must be at least 5% of the floor area of that room. Each window door, window or skylight must be openable and must be able to remain fixed in an open position.

All bathrooms and kitchens must have an extractor fan ducted to the outside to ensure healthy homes standards.

IXL Home offers a variety of ventilation ranges which are compliant with the healthy homes standard.

IXL’s signature Tastic Luminate range, along with the new Tastic Ovation, Tastic Classic and Ventflo maintain acceptable levels of airflow over duct runs to effectively remove excess steam and condensation. This would avoid mould growth and damp spots, negative impact on occupants’ health and wellbeing, and long term structural damage or corrosion.

IXL has been a trusted brand in Australian and New Zealand home heating for over 160 years and proudly designs and manufactures the Tastic range locally. They come with a 5-year in-home warranty, and a 2-year warranty on heat lamps and in-line exhaust for peace of mind.

 

G4 Ventilation Standard 2019

Extrator fan vented to the outside:

G4 Ventilation Standard Air flow (l/s) Equivalent in
Air flow (m3/h)
OR Minimum duct diameter (mm)
Air flow of extractor fan in bathroom >25 >90 OR 120
Air flow of extractor fan in kitchens >50 >180 OR 150

 

IXL products compliance to G4 Ventilation Standard 2019 - Tastic

Model Number Description Air flow (l/s) Equivalent in
Air flow (m3/h)
11511 Tastic Easy Duct Triumph 3 In 1 58 210
12511 Tastic Easy Duct Sensation 3 In 1 62 223
31411 Tastic Luminate Single 3 In 1 (White) 133 480
31412 Tastic Luminate Single 3 In 1 (Silver) 133 480
32411 Tastic Luminate Dual 3 In 1 (White) 133 480
32412 Tastic Luminate Dual 3 In 1 (Silver) 133 480
34401 Tastic Luminate Vent & Light Module (White) 111 400
34402 Tastic Luminate Vent & Light Module (Silver) 111 400
35401 Tastic Luminate Vent Module (White) 111 400
35402 Tastic Luminate Vent Module (Silver) 111 400
31111 Tastic Neo Single 3 In 1 (White) 96 346
31112 Tastic Neo Single 3 In 1 (Silver) 96 346
32111 Tastic Neo Dual 3 In 1 (White) 96 346
32112 Tastic Neo Dual 3 In 1 (Silver) 96 346
34101 Tastic Neo Vent & Light Module (White) 104 375
34102 Tastic Neo Vent & Light Module (Silver) 104 375
35101 Tastic Neo Vent Module (White) 104 375
35102 Tastic Neo Vent Module (Silver) 104 375

 

IXL products compliance to G4 Ventilation Standard 2019 - Ventflo

Model Number Description Air flow (l/s) Equivalent in
Air flow (m3/h)
10334 Ducted Ventflo Fan 200 77 280
10336 Ducted Ventflo Fan and Light 200 77 280
10337 Ducted Ventflo Fan 250 100 360
10338 Ducted Ventflo Fan and Light 250 100 360
10380 Ventflo Easy Duct Extraction 55 198