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...
Tenancy Laws And What They Could Mean For You

Tenancy Laws And What They Could Mean For You

,The Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works are currently undertaking the process to reform tenancy law in the state, recently releasing its Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS). Yep – more acronyms! The CRIS outlines possible rental...
Granny Flats – Not Just For Grannies

Granny Flats – Not Just For Grannies

Granny flats are not what they used to be. With our needs and wants in the built environment changing rapidly, the homeowner’s dream, of enjoying a refreshing drink on the back steps while admiring the freshly cut lawn of their quarter acre block, is now a fading...
Take The Stress Out Of The Home Straight

Take The Stress Out Of The Home Straight

You’ve been thinking about getting into your new home for months, possibly a lot longer, and now the day that you get the keys is coming up very soon. You have a million things to think about, removalist, the bond clean, connecting the power, the gas bottles, mail...
A boost for accessibility

A boost for accessibility

Brisbane City Council will be offering reduced infrastructure fees to developers who build properties that meet Livable Housing Australia’s (LHA) design guidelines for accessibility.  This is great news for Brisbane residents wanting more accessible homes built and a...
We have lift-off!

We have lift-off!

Though a very dark cloud hovered over the Stockland land sales office down at Aura and then proceeded to dump more rain than I’ve seen in the last 12 months, 20 min before our media launch…we didn’t take this as the dark omen that it could have been and kept smiling....
Project Silver in push for universal standard

Project Silver in push for universal standard

As reported by the ABC back in June, disability advocates are becoming more vocal about the lack of accessible housing in their communities. On the Sunshine Coast, P2P Housing, in conjunction with Murphy Homes, are leading the push with Project Silver. It is expected...