Specialist Disability Accommodation

SDA Housing

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Specialist Disability Accommodation

Embark on a journey with us in creating a specialised SDA home design. Whether it is for your own personal needs or you’re looking as an investor, SDA home design is an ethically smart decision when designing a home in todays market as the demand for SDA approved homes is growing. At dion seminara architecture we can design you a sophisticated home design that will not only be functional but an attractive long term opportunity that will not only benefit you but the future community.

SDA Housing Design

What is SDA Housing?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a style of sophisticated housing designed to be adaptable and accessible to accommodate people who require specialist housing solutions. This style of residential design we offer is specifically aimed to adapt and deliver support to people’s lifestyle needs. Unfortunately, there are way too many Australians with disabilities that do not have functional housing resulting in them dwelling in dysfunctional accommodation or age care facilities. We believe this is no way to live and everyone should be able to have access to a home that is comfortable, has good flow and suited to an individual’s personal functional and lifestyle needs. It’s not difficult to create an SDA home, it just takes good design, and that’s where we come in.

SDA Housing Design

Who does this Accommodate?

Our SDA housing design service aims to move away from traditional models of SDA housing which often include poor design and caters for one person. Instead we aim to design beautifully designed homes that can be designed for single residents or group models. Depending on an individual’s living preferences we can develop SDA home design solutions for independent living outcomes, shared living outcomes and a multitude of other housing opportunities for people. As residential architects our design solutions aim to accommodate a range of needs and functions without the compromise of stunning design.

SDA Housing Design

SDA Housing for Investors

As well as for personal needs we can cater SDA housing design for investors as well. SDA housing is an ethical investment providing much needed facilities for people with disabilities and is a way to support a person with high level, complex needs. This is a new opportunity to invest while providing support to people with disability, their carers and their families. SDA housing is a segment within the design industry that was once in undersupply, however is now growing, with the Australian Government committing significant funding to SDA housing rental assistance to compensate and increase the SDA housing supply. If you’re looking into designing an SDA home, we encourage you to work with us, the design & lifestyle experts, in engaging this worthwhile property investment, that will not only benefit yourself but our future community.

SDA Housing Design

SDA Design Standards

All of our SDA home designs are customized to each individual client, however there are fundamental features that are integral to the functionality and comfortably of all SDA homes. Below outlines the SDA categories that are assessed and inform the specifications and requirements of each home to support their owners comfortably:

01

Fundamental Housing Elements

The house design must have consideration of important SDA characteristics for the overall home design such as location, privacy or shared supports.

02

Increased Livability

The design needs to improve the clients at home lifestyle by incorporating easy accessibility, greater provisions for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment and flow of spaces within the home.

03

Full Accessibility

The design of the home is fully accommodated to different levels of physical impairment and high levels of support regarding accessibility provisions within and outside the home.

04

Robust & Low Maintenance

The house design must have consideration of important SDA characteristics for the overall home design such as location, privacy or shared supports.

05

High Physical Support

The design needs to improve the clients at home lifestyle by incorporating easy accessibility, greater provisions for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment and flow of spaces within the home.

SDA Housing Design

Benefits We Can Offer

  • You will benefit from over 30 years of design and project management experience in residential design, lifestyle design, construction, planning and project management.
  • Our architects will create accessible and functional residential designs, designed for a range of high level needs and functions without the compromise of stunning design
  • We will consider each product and material to be used for construction ensuring the look and feel of the design represents your style.
  • Our designs will aim to improve the livablity and lifestyle of yourself or other individuals living within the home
  • You will receive a comprehensive analysis of your long-term needs versus wants
  • We want you to have the opportunity to tell us about your project so your design is of quality and specific to you and your needs and lifestyle requirements
  • We aim to see investors make a high return in rental payments through designing a property that caters to the needs of individuals with disabilities
Past Projects

Client Testimonial

India, 2019

BRISBANE

“We engaged Dion Seminara Architecture to help find a more aesthetically pleasing solution to using a baby gate to fence off an area for our dogs. His design solution was nothing short of brilliant – both in form and function. We are astounded at the way that Dion managed to effectively understand our brief, understand our passion for interior design, gauge our style and uncompromising standards and immediately provide options that were on-point. We have an immense amount of respect for his talent, and that of his team. He is professional, punctual and accommodating.”

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