This Standard applies to planning and design of residential accommodation and is intended for reference by designers and specifiers in the preparation of their documentation and by members of the general public considering adaptable housing for their particular needs. This Standard may be referenced by contractual agreement as a means of assessing the level of adaptability of residential accommodation.It is intended that housing units that comply with the range of essential features listed in Appendix A be certified as adaptable housing units by an independent, suitably qualified person as follows:(a) Adaptable house class A All essential and desirable features incorporated.(b) Adaptable house class B All essential, and minimum 50% of desirable features incorporated, including all those notated 'first priority'.(c) Adaptable house class C All essential features.NOTE: A feature is assessed in Appendix A as 'essential', 'first priority desirable' or 'desirable' depending on its importance to an occupant with a disability, and on the difference between initial and future costs of adaptation.
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