Independent Builders Network created Adaptable Living Homes to assist with a housing product that meets the Australian Livable Housing guidelines and is tailored for the ageing, people with disabilities, injuries and families.
The Independent Builders Network was introduced to a market of housing through Livable Housing Australia and decided to get involved due to many common interests, but the most pressing is we have many builders spread from Townsville to Tasmania who already specialise in works other than standard housing. Many of our IBN builders have built their business around custom housing which is perfect for this market we have decided to name Adaptable Living Homes.
The reason behind the name Adaptable Living Homes is we viewed current building practices and the need to change this to reflect the everchanging characteristics of its buyers so we looked to create a housing product that catered for the disabled, ageing, growing family or injured by future proofing the house to be readily available for any changes life throws our way.Download Adaptable Living Brochure
Adaptable Living Homes follows the Livable Housing Australia guidelines. These guidelines are about making homes easier to access, navigate through and live in. By doing this as part of the building process we are providing a more cost-effective way to adapt to changes in life and make it easier to change your home to suit, as opposed to changing afterwards which can be a very costly experience.
Our aim is to build homes to meet the needs of young families with kids, people with sporting or traumatic injuries, assist the ageing community and to cater for people or families with disabilities. The key to a Livable Housing Design is to build homes that meet the ever-changing needs of the occupants across their lifetime.
Adaptable Living Homes will be designed with comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features.
These features make it easier for parents to manoeuvre prams, carry shopping into the house, easier for people with a disability or temporary injury to move around and create a more spacious environment for the ageing.
These features will allow key living spaces to be more easily and cost effectively adapted to meet the changing needs and abilities of home occupants such as ageing baby boomers and people who have or acquired a disability.
Easy to enter
Easy to navigate in and around
Responsive to the changing needs of home occupants
Capable of easy and cost-effective adaptation
There are three performance levels of design being implemented by IBN to meet the livable housing design guidelines.
Building Tomorrows Home Today
For the Ageing
Flexible house plans that allow for functional expansion in the future.
The flexibility of designs available for Adaptable Living Homes is quite large to the point that majority of the standard IBN design range can be modified to suit.
Designed to be versatile to meet the adapting needs of the occupants.
The flexibility of designs available for Adaptable Living Homes is quite large to the point that majority of the standard IBN design range can be modified to suit, so we have made our complete library of designs available for this.
While it is important to emphasise that the majority of our designs are available to be modified, we have also come up with a selection of designs that have already been modified to suit Adaptable Living Homes which covers off on many block and house types.Download Adaptable Living Brochure
Adaptable Living inclusions can change depending on what level of housing you require but the basic standard inclusions are very similar to that of a standard built house.