Project Silver is an initiative of clever innovative home design for people at any age or any stage for now and into the future.
Parent to Parent and Murphy Homes have partnered to realise the vision of Liveable Housing Australia (LHA) and we aim to lead the Australian construction industry in enabling new home buyers to choose a “Silver Level” home that meets specific design criteria for LHA accreditation.
What does Silver Level mean?
In very simple terms it means constructing dwellings that accommodate anyone facing challenges with movement by providing easy external level access, more space for manoeuverability and strengthened structures to accommodate supporting grab rails and balustrading for example. Two such groups below are prime examples;
Those who need greater accessibility – People living with disability encounter and navigate obstacles every day. Silver Level design provides people with mobility issues greater freedom of movement and all design features are subtle, efficient and uncompromising on design aesthetics.
Baby Boomers – A few simple but well-designed improvements can mean living independently in your home for much longer. A hob-less shower, provision for installing handrails and a step-free threshold all help to future-proof your home. Wider hallways and doorways make using mobility aids easier too.
LHA Silver Level homes have seven core elements – focusing on the key structural and spatial elements that ensure future flexibility and adaptability of your home. Building your home this way from the outset is cost effective and smart to address modifications that may be required over time. The small investment now could save you thousands in years to come.
Silver Level homes feature wider doors and corridors, step-free paths of travel and safe and easy to use bathrooms all delivered with no compromise on quality or design. This creates an unrivalled freedom of movement and ultimately delivers a beautiful and valuable home that is simply just easy to live in. Everything for you and your family to enjoy your space now but also adapt with you as life changes, all for a lot less than you would think.
The National Construction Code (NCC) with strong support from various state and national government has plans to enforce every new dwelling to comply with the Silver LHA level within the next few years. Murphy Homes is doing this now because we believe it makes good sense.
Our Silver Level homes are not only cleverly designed to look and feel like your dream home. They provide high-quality fixtures and finishes, but also have the benefit of inbuilt practical features that meet and exceed industry standards for people at any age, ability or stage of life.
LHA Silver Level homes give you “Access and Choices”. Contact us today to learn more.