Official Star Rating

Get it right at the planning stage and make sure your home is designed with Lifemark®, using space in the right place.

A new home design is rated against the Lifemark® Standards and awarded points based on how adaptable, safe and usable the home is. The better the rating (3, 4 or 5 Stars), the more it will suit your family’s needs throughout life as they change.


5-Star Rating

High of accessibility

The ultimate award for a home that has virtually all requirements in place to be usable, adaptable and safe.

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4-Star Rating

Well designed for ageing in place

A high percentage of the design features are built in, plus the home can be can be adapted further if required.


3-Star Rating

Usable & future proofed

The home has met mandatory Lifemark® Standards for quality design now, with features built-in for easy adaptation in the future.

For an interactive look at the key areas of the home and to see what we rate, download the free Homeowners’ Guide.


Homes will be assessed focusing on suitability in the following areas:

  • Access to the home – pathways and entrances
  • Getting around – doorways
  • Fittings and  fixtures – light switches, handles and tap ware
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchen and Laundry
  • Bathrooms

Interested in having your new home Lifemark® rated? Contact an Accredited Partner today, or call us on 0800 227 888.

Download an overview of the Lifemark® Design Standards

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