The Livable Housing Guidelines (LHG) have been developed by industry and the community to provide assurance that a home is easier to access, navigate and live in, as well more cost effective to adapt when life’s circumstances change.
The Livable Housing Australia website says “LHA champions the mainstream adoption of livable housing design principles in all new homes built in Australia. LHA arose from the Kirribilli Dialogue on Universal Housing Design, which established nationally agreed guidelines on designing and building livable homes.”
The LHG provides for a certification process, based upon being judged against 15 different criteria. A minimum of 8 criteria must be satisfied to achieve the minimum level and be awarded a silver accreditation.
Each element provides guidance on what performance is expected to achieve either silver, gold or platinum level accreditation. Elements 1–7 cover the core elements of the basic silver level accreditation.
Achieving Silver, Gold and Platinum levels of design provide the basis for a home that has been designed and built with livability in mind.
Access Central has a Registered Livable Housing Design Assessor to assist with certifying designs.