Lifemark™ is New Zealand's only intelligent design certification that improves homes by using Universal Design principles. The Lifemark™ is an independent seal of approval awarded to homes that have been well designed and when built are easy and safe to live in for a lifetime. Lifemark™ aim to design every new home to meet current and future needs of those living and visiting it. By working alongside Accredited designers and builders and offering advice and house plan assessments, Lifemark™ ensure best use of space in a home, designing to have space in the right place, for easy use for every type of person. To find or become an Accredited Lifemark Designer, Architect or Builder visit our website: http://www.lifemark.co.nz/
Architectural Design, Universal Design
Nominee for the Attitude Awards Employer of the Year 2016
Lifetime Design Ltd (trading as Lifemark™) is a registered charity - CC31665.
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6 Reviews for Lifemark
Blum New Zealand
Lifemark sets the bar for best practice in design and architecture. They make it easy to consider safety and usability today, tomorrow and for the future. Blum would recommend anyone renovating or building new to look at the Lifemark Design Standards and useful tips.
Adam from Lifemark was incredibly helpful during the design of two elderly persons housing units that we worked on. The team were always courteous and able to answer any questions we had about the standards or refer us to someone who could. They were also able to offer advice or suggestions about how to achieve the standards, such as providing example images of suitable entry thresholds or door handles when needed. Lifemark were a pleasure to work with, and we have now been able to achieve a provisional 5 star rating for the dwellings.
As a professional in the field of architectural design, Lifemark provide me with valuable information and support about how I can design homes to be barrier free and beautifully functional. Everything they say is logical and makes complete sense.
Having worked with Lifemark on a number of new house projects over the last couple of years, I've found them to be a great team of knowledgable and passionate people. The principles of Lifemark really do make great sense and should be part of every home design!
Lifemark is a great organisation that promotes housing that is more accessible and adaptable - making it easier for people with a disability or injury to live more comfortably in their houses now & in the future. Genius Homes offers house designs that use the Lifemark standards. We can customise any of our standard plans to meet the Lifemark Standards and make new homes more accessible and future proof for our customers with features like wet floor showers, ramp entryways & wider doors for disabled or wheel chair access.
I am a member of Lifemark and they are great to work with. The system does make sense and it should be in every household. We worked with Lifemark on our Harakeke Design: Tiny 1 and Tiny 2, the team helped us to improve it to the Lifemark standards. Hope we see more new properties with Lifemark Standards in there.