Accessibility Wins!

Accessibility Wins!

Well well well, that didn’t take long… After a very, very long drum roll the state and territory building ministers met last Friday (30 April) and gave the cymbals a big hard smash for us! They were voting to consider the mandatory inclusion of accessible building...
Home Mods – COVID-19 & All Things Considered

Home Mods – COVID-19 & All Things Considered

I know this is “so last year” but I think when home mods go really, really well, with everyone working together and you get a fantastic result for a happy participant, family and carers, it’s worth mentioning. Even if it is a little last year. I had the pleasure of...
New Silver Level Display Home

New Silver Level Display Home

I was extremely happy last week to be involved with the Livable Housing Australia (LHA) “As Built” assessment of Murphy Homes’ new display home at Harmony. I must admit I felt like a little bit like a VIP, getting a private sneak preview of the new display...
Home Visits

Home Visits

We are moving through strange and challenging times of necessary shutdowns and restrictions. We find ourselves having to adapt quite rapidly to find new ways of achieving what we still need to do, this includes home visits.  So how do we come up with design solutions...
SDA Assessors – Who? How Much?

SDA Assessors – Who? How Much?

I first wrote about changes to SDA Design Standards, and new SDA Assessor courses, back in early January. Without much fanfare, balloons, a sausage sizzle or even a limited edition NDIS iced coffee give away, the prerequisites of who will be eligible to register and...
Finally Some SDA Clarity

Finally Some SDA Clarity

A little while back, back in late October, the much anticipated “SDA Design Standard” was released and there was much rejoicing – Hooray! The 84 paged document finally gave the SDA world the clarity they were craving. Well, on SDA design anyway, the other bits are...