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A universally designed home seeks to enhance quality of life for all occupants at all stages of their life by including safer and more user friendly design features.
A universally designed home should:
A program, established by Livable Housing Australia, provides guidelines on universal design with a range of features that can be included in new home design or renovation.
As part of the HIA GreenSmart program, HIA has identified the silver level requirements from the Livable Housing Australia Guidelines that can be voluntarily included in a new home and can be considered when making changes to an existing home:
HIA was a member of the National Dialogue on Universal Housing Design established by the federal government. The Dialogue published the Livable Home Design Guidelines that are now used by Livable Housing Australia to provide more details on how to design these features in a home.
More information can be found through via Livable Housing Australia and in the HIA GreenSmart House Protocol.
For more information about HIA GreenSmart or Universal Design, contact the HIA Planning Services advisor in your region or the HIA Building Services team.
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