About

This blog, hosted by Lifemark in New Zealand, is an open space to share international best practice and ideas on universal design in housing.

Lifemark rate homes that have been well designed to be usable and safe for people of all ages and stages. They are easy to live in – for a lifetime.

We work with designers and builders to offer advice on how to make best use of space in a home, based on the principles of Universal Design. Any new home design and any size home can be Lifemark rated. It’s about designing to have space in the right place.