Livable Housing Design

Livable Housing Design

What is Livable Housing Design?

A livable home is designed and built to meet the changing needs of occupants across their lifetime.

Livable homes include key easy living features that make them easier and safer to use for all occupants, including the following:

  • People with disabilities
  • Ageing Australians
  • People with temporary injuries
  • Families with young children

A livable house is designed to do all the following:

  • Be easy to enter
  • Be easy to navigate in and around
  • Be capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation
  • Be responsive to the changing needs of home occupants

All Australians benefit from homes designed with comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features. These features make the home easier for parents to manoeuvre prams, easier to carry the shopping into the house, easier for people with disability or temporary injury to get around and easier to move furniture.

These same features enable key living spaces to be more easily and cost-effectively adapted to meet the changing needs and abilities of home occupants, such as ageing Baby Boomers and people who have or acquire disabilities.

AcroCert can now provide useful information for consumers seeking to introduce livable design features into a new home or within an existing home during renovation or refurbishment.

AcroCert’s Livable Housing Australia Registered Assessor, Mr Scott McGufficke, is authorised to conduct assessments of dwelling design and as-built features against each of the elements described within the Livable Housing Design Guidelines and report outcomes to inform Livable Housing Australia as to whether a dwelling should be accredited at any of the relevant performance levels achieved.

AcroCert can provide this service Australia wide.

Scott is also a Nationally Accredited Building Surveyor and Access Consultant with twenty five years’ experience in the building and construction industry.

Our assessment fees are competitively priced and based on the complexity of a project and the resources required to serve client needs. That includes effective and efficient turnaround times so that projects are not delayed.

Call our office today for a quote on your next building project. 

The AcroCert fee is not inclusive of LHA Verification Fees which are $200 for a recognised LHA supporter and $400 for a non-supporter per design and/or as-built.

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