Building tomorrow's home today
Our aim is to build homes to meet the needs of young families with kids, people with sporting or traumatic injuries, assist the ageing community and to cater for people or families with disabilities. The key to a Livable Housing Design is to build homes that meet the ever-changing needs of the occupants across their lifetime.
By doing this as part of the building process we are providing a more cost-effective way to adapt to changes in life and make it easier to change your home to suit, as opposed to changing afterwards which can be a costly experience.
We have plans specifically designed as Adaptable Living Homes or can work with you to custom design ones to suit you needs and budget.
Incorporating the Livable Housing Australia guidelines combined with knowledge of community nursing brought by Builder's partner Crystal brings a unique perspective to our builds and your new home.
Lifestyle Boutique Home Builders in now registering as an SDA provider to offer these homes to NDIS participants.
Dwellings under the SDA design category “Improved Liveability” have been built or updated to incorporate a reasonable level of physical access and enhanced provision for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment.
The design must meet the minimum requirements of Livable Housing Australia Silver Level. Improved Liveability SDA dwellings must also include one or more improved liveability design features suitable for the resident’s needs which may include elements such as luminance contrasts, improved wayfinding or lines of sight.
Under SDA design category requirements, “Robust” housing must incorporate a high level of physical access provisions and be built to Livable Housing Australia Silver Level.
It must also be very resilient, to minimise risk to the participant and the community and reduce the likelihood of reactive maintenance.
To achieve this, Robust dwellings make use of resilient but inconspicuous materials that can reduce the risk of injury and disturbances and cope with heavy use.
This includes secure windows, doors and external areas, high impact wall lining, fittings and fixtures such as blinds and door handles, soundproofing, and laminated glass.
The design should also include adequate space and safeguards to support the needs of residents with complex behaviours and provide areas of retreat for other residents and staff to avoid harm.
Under the SDA design categories, “Fully Accessible” housing incorporates a high level of physical access provisions for people with significant functional impairment.
They must meet a minimum standard of Livable Housing Australia Platinum Level and include features for improved accessibility both inside and out. The external doors and outdoor private areas must be accessible by wheelchair and the bathroom vanity and hand basin should be accessible in either a seated or standing position.
There should be a power supply to doors and windows (blinds) for retro fit of automation as necessary, plus, you must also consider if the kitchen sink, bench, cooktop and key appliances (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer) should be accessible from a seated or standing position in order to meet resident’s needs.