Championing safer, more comfortable and easier to access homes for everybody, everyday, at all stages of life.Download Guidelines
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: people with disability, ageing Australians, people with temporary injuries, and families with young children.
A livable home is designed to:
Dwellings can qualify for three performance levels: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Performance levels are assigned upon being judged against 15 different criteria. A minimum of seven criteria must be satisfied to achieve the minimum level and be awarded a silver accreditation.
Seven core livable housing design elements.
Focuses on the key structural and spatial elements that are critical to ensure future flexibility and adaptability of the home.
Enhanced requirements for most of the core livable housing design elements plus additional elements.
Provides for more generous dimensions for most of the core livable housing design elements.
Introduces additional elements in areas such as the kitchen and bedroom.
Some further enhanced requirements for the core livable housing design elements plus all remaining elements.
All 15 elements are featured in the platinum level.
Describes design elements that would better accommodate ageing in place and people with higher mobility needs.
Requires more generous dimensions for most of the core livable design elements.
Introduces additional elements for features such as the living room and flooring.
Here at Beechwood, we are categorising our designs as Livable Housing Compliant, Compatible, or Available.
Below is a list of examples of our existing designs that are Compatible with each level.
Brunello Four 22
Chianti Four 20
Chianti Three 18
Oscar Two 13
Below is a list of examples of our existing designs that are Available with each level.
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 disability.
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