Case Studies

5-Star Lifemark® – Universally Designed family home


Burrett & Associates designed this 5-Star Lifemark® rated family home in Pokeno, Waikato. It allows a young family to remain in the home for as many years as possible without modification.

Why Lifemark®?


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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Accessible Properties provide Lifemark® rated social housing

Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties manages the largest non-government housing portfolio in New Zealand. It also aims to provide top quality housing for low-income tenants with social support needs (physical or intellectual disability).

The units they build reflect a long held commitment to providing housing that is accessible to those with disabilities.

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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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5-Star Lifemark® rated home: the Cummings House

View from the street

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



Why Lifemark®?

“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 in Christchurch: 5-Star rating


When Mike and Julie Smith began to research and plan their ultimate new house 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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