Future Proofing Your Next Home
With GreenSmart products and energy efficient technology successfully integrated into the design and construction of our new homes it is time to look to broaden our horizons again into a new area.
The area which we see becoming more and more prevalent every day, is designing our new homes more adaptable, more liveable.
What does this mean?
A liveable home is designed to:
- Be easy to enter;
- Be easy to navigate in and around;
- Be capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation; and…
- Be responsive to the changing needs of home occupants.
Who will benefit from a liveable home?
- Families with young children;
- People who sustain a temporary injury;
- Ageing baby boomers; and…
- People with disability and their families.
At Geoff Gibson Homes we are looking to incorporate a lot of the requirements of a ‘Liveable Home’, into our standard inclusions. New home builders wishing to go farther, we have a good working knowledge of all requirements for the three (Platinum, Gold, & Silver) performance levels and have working access to an accredited ‘Liveable Home’ Australia auditor. This auditor would be able to validate your new home, allowing it to be awarded a Silver, Gold or Platinum Level Certification.
There are seven core design elements that are required to reach the Silver Level home, a further five elements to achieve the Gold Level home, with all sixteen elements required to be awarded the Platinum Level.
‘Liveable Home’ Australia’s goal is simple they believe by 2020 all new homes should have at least a Silver rating.
We at Geoff Gibson Homes consider this a very worthwhile cause as the majority of our clients have long term plans of future proofing their homes for a lifetime of comfortable, enjoyable living.