Being a home insulation assessor suits Walter Elwin, as he enjoys meeting people from all walks of life.
He works on houses in poor parts of Auckland, and attractive homes in expensive suburbs. With his sales background and experience with customers, it’s a variety that fits him well. Walter joined The Insulation Warehouse in 2017, having been an assessor at another company. He thinks director Kevan Hunt probably chose him from all the applicants because his people skills and communication abilities “are pretty good”.
The most challenging part of the job, says Walter, is measuring up homes. “You have got to have it really spot on”, otherwise the installers will turn up either with not enough insulation, or with too much.
Walter says a lot of work now is coming from the law change setting insulation standards for existing rental properties. “It’s going to be a great rush in the next 18 months to two years.” Walter has two sons, 16 and 19 years of age, and spends time with them on their car restoration projects. He’s also a bit of a sports nut, following a variety of codes and events