Case Studies

Universally designed family home


This 5-Star Lifemark™ rated home, designed by Burrett & Associates, in Pokeno, Waikato has been designed to allow a young family to remain in the home for as many years as possible without modification.

Liam Beuth, Director and Principal Designer at Burrett & Associates, said: “I designed this house using Lifemark™’s design standards because of the population demographic in the area.

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Family-friendly Lifemark™ home


We wanted more than a house, we wanted a home that would fit us now and into the future

This 5-Star Lifemark™ home belongs to Melanie and Jeremy Allen and their two young boys, aged six and three.

The Allen family, from Lincoln, Canterbury, used Higham Architecture to design their dream Lifemark™ home.

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Cummings House

View from the street

Janet and Bernie Cummings’ new 5-Star Lifemark™ rated home in the Selwyn District, Canterbury, was designed by Higham Architecture.



“My wife and I had a few ideas for our new home, but were confident in giving Jason a lot of freedom with the design. Once we began to discuss incorporating the Lifemark™ Design Standards into our new home we didn’t look back.

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Smith House


When Mike and Julie Smith began to research and plan their ultimate new home they knew they wanted a builder and a designer that could use their vision and work through their design concept with early engagement. Their dream design was an open, spacious and level home with good indoor – outdoor flow. Any issues around the constructability of the home were resolved and the Lifemark™ design elements only enhanced what The Smiths wanted from their new home in Christchurch.

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