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Livable Housing, Home Modification & Assisted Living


What are the Livable Housing Design Guidelines?


Australian homes have changed a lot over the years. Today, they’re safer, greener and more efficient than ever. But what about homes that are more versatile and meet the changing needs of residents throughout their lives? Well, that’s what Livable Housing Design Guidelines are all about.


Better designs, better for people, Livable Housing Design Guidelines set the national benchmark for home design. They’ve been created to encourage the development of livable homes that are:

  • Easy to enter
  • Easy to navigate in and around
  • Responsive to the changing needs of home occupants
  • Relatively easy to adapt (for injured, disabled or elderly residents).

At Crusader Homes we offer homes specifically designed for clients who need that little extra, each of our assisted living homes have been designed with occupational therapist assistance. Each home can be modified to suit individual clients and their needs. Each home is functional and beautiful, the interior finishes are individually designed to the client’s design brief.


Each meeting the Livable Housing Standards applicable and certified upon completion.




Silver, Gold and Platinum Performance Levels and Livable Housing Design Guidelines:


There are three Housing Design Guidelines, focusing on 15 design elements. They cover everything, from access and parking to stairways, kitchen space, hardware and flooring, with the Platinum standard encompassing all 15 elements.


1 Dwelling access

2 Dwelling entrance

3 Internal doors & corridors

4 Toilet

5 Shower

6 Reinforcement of bathroom & toilet walls

7 Internal stairways

8 Kitchen space

9 Laundry space  

10 Ground (or entry level) bedroom space

11 Switches and powerpoints

12 Door and tap hardware

13 Family/living room space

14 Window sills

15 Flooring


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Livable Housing Design Guidelines