Universal design in mainstream housing

To submit a project to this page, simply contact us.

ANUHD considers the minimum standard is Livable Housing Design Gold Level as outlined in the Livable Housing Design Guidelines.

Contact the project directly to confirm the level of universal design features and accessibility. 

Project Silver: Sunshine Coast

Project Silver is an initiative of clever, innovative home design for people at any age or any stage for now and into the future. P2P and Murphy Homes have partnered to realise the vision of Livable Housing Australia (LHA) and we aim to lead the Australian construction industry in enabling new home buyers to choose a “Silver Level” home that meets specific design criteria for LHA accreditation.

Shane de Klerk Project Silver

Parklands Project: Southport

This masterplanned development initially to house the athletes of the Commonwealth Games 2018 features 1,252 dwellings with a mix of apartments and townhouses, a 5,840m2 retail precinct, green and landscaped spaces built around a ‘Village Heart’. All apartments comply with LHD Gold Level, and townhouses with LHD Silver Level.

Justin Clark Grocon

Multi-generation home: Sunshine Coast

A modern home on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland designed & built to the LHD Platinum Level. The client’s brief included comfort, safety and ease of access throughout the home as core design features. The interior of this lifetime home captures a relaxed coastal aesthetic with the conveniences and luxuries of a modern home without compromising on style and functionality.

Peter Taylor Taylor’d DISTINCTION

Inner suburban house: Melbourne

A knock-down | rebuild in a cosmopolitan inner city hub of Melbourne, this purpose built home is the dream outcome for a family whose design brief included a completely step-free, high accessible, intuitive, on trend, cutting edge and environmentally
sensitive dwelling.

Anna Power studio ester
Steve Vandenberg info@starlineraccessdesigns.com.au

Family home: Canberra

This project included full service for the design documentation and construction phases of a new dwelling for a family with a member who uses a wheelchair. Located in the ACT, this modern passive solar design incorporates features including an accessible indoor hydrotherapy pool, indoor exercise room and dedicated in-house carer facilities.

Eric Martin Eric Martin and Associates

“Two Homes” under one roof: Townsville

‘Two Homes’ under one roof, combining highly accessible design (LHD Silver & Gold Levels) with multigenerational living, allowing families at all stages of life and ability to live together but maintain their privacy and independence. The smaller ‘Multigenerational Home’ is fully self-contained, has a separate and private lockable entry, is fully soundproofed from the larger ‘Home’.

Martin Locke Martin Locke Homes

Residence: Brisbane, Queensland

Two-level home with lift, flat entry and surrounds, wide doorways, open showers and toilets with provisions for grab rails, accessible features in cabinetry. Easy access to pantry and appliances. Door hardware to enable ease of opening to access clothing etc. Automation allows access to screens, vacuum maid, data box etc.

Nick O’Shea O’Shea Builders

Lifetime Home Display home: Tasmania

This home was built to LHD Platinum level with:

  • over 30 accessible features (reinforced bathroom walls, no steps and wider doorways / hallways);
  • low maintenance features
  • Smart Assistive Technology integrated throughout, including voice and touch controls for blinds, lights, temperature, entertainment and door locks, motion sensors to activate low level lighting at night, helping prevent falls.

Peter Overton Lifetime Homes Tasmania

Owner-builder home: South Sydney

The owner adapted a project home design to include:

  • a level entry from garage at front door and to alfresco
  • accessible wet areas
  • 920 mm wide front and internal doors;
  • lever handles, switches at 110mm; and GPOs at 450mm
  • level transition to wet areas
  • reinforced bathroom wall.

Jane Bringolf Jane.bringolf@gmail.com

Home modification: Cairns

Decision Easy assists people to stay in their own home as they age. The team offers purchase and home modification advice that lead to universal design solutions. They assist home-owners to make the right decisions at the right time to achieve outcomes that are both person and residence specific.

Wim van den Herik Decision Easy

Family residence: Suburban Brisbane

This 4 bed modern home is designed with accessible features such as flush thresholds throughout, generously appointed living spaces, wider doorways and accessible kitchens and bathrooms. Every part of the dwelling and surrounding site has been designed with accessibility in mind and designed to enhance and support the lives of its occupants. The home has been certified to LHD Platinum level.

David Watson Archrdesign

Family home: Toowoomba

We aim to build homes that 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. They say that the key to a Liveable Housing Design is to build homes that meet the ever-changing needs of the occupants across their lifetime.

Kev Morris Kev Morris Homes

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