Adaptable Living

House plans mindful of the future

Readcon Homes Sunshine Coast has a plan to suit all types of families and all ages.

The name, "Adaptable Living Homes", and its core design principles, came from a need to change current building practices to reflect the ever-changing characteristics and needs of homeowners & occupants. Readcon custom home builders focus on creating housing plans which cater to growing families, people with disabilities, and ageing homeowners. Readcon's custom built homes are future-proofed in preparation of changing living circumstances. 

The Adaptable Living home design plans follow the Liveable Housing Australia guidelines. These guidelines focus on making homes easier to access and easier to navigate & live within.

By keeping these core features front-and-centre during the planning and construction phases, Readcon provide a more cost-effective way to adapt to changes in life by making it simpler to change the home to suit occupants needs, as opposed to renovating later on which can be a very costly experience.

Readcon's Sunshine Coast builders aim to construct custom homes which meet the needs of:

  • Young families with kids
  • People with sporting or traumatic injuries
  • People or families with disabilities
  • Ageing and elderly homeowners 

The key to a livable housing design is to build homes that meet the ever-changing needs of occupants across their lifetime.

Building tomorrow's home, today


For Families


For Injuries


For Disabilities


For the Ageing

Adaptable Living

Building tomorrow's home today

Adaptable Living Homes core design features focus on comfort, safety and ease of access.

These features make it easier for parents to manoeuvre prams & carry shopping into the house, ensures people with a disability or temporary injury can move around more easily within their home, and creates a more spacious environment for the ageing.

A few custom home design aspects that best explain this:

  1. Easy to enter
  2. Easy to navigate within and around the home
  3. Responsive to the changing needs of occupants
  4. Simple and cost-effective capability to adapt the home in the future

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The 3 Levels of Housing

There are three performance levels of house design which are implemented to meet the livable housing design guidelines.


7 Core livable housing design elements.

Focus on the key structural and spatial elements which are critical to ensure future flexibility and adaptability of the home. Incorporating these features will avoid more costly home modification (if required) at a later date.


Enhanced requirements from most of the core livable housing design elements, plus additional elements.

The gold level allows for more generous dimensions to be incorporated into the core livable housing elements, and introduces additional elements in areas such as the kitchen and bedroom.


Some further enhanced requirements for the core livable housing design elements, plus all remaining elements.

All 15 elements are featured in the Platinum Level. This level describes design elements that would best accommodate ageing residents and people with higher mobility needs. This level requires more generous dimensions for most of the core livable design features and introduces additional elements for features such as the living room and flooring.

Adaptable Living Designs

The flexibility of designs available for Adaptable Living Homes is quite large, to the point that the majority of the "standard" design range can be modified to suit - the complete library of Readcon designs are available for such accommodations.

While it is an important to emphasise the majority of our standard custom home designs are available to be modified, we have also come up with a range of 4 designs which have already been modified to suit Adaptable Living Homes. These designs cover two bedrooms, three bedrooms, four bedrooms and acreage homes. 

The house designs named the Haven, the Abington, the Sarah & the Koroit Adaptable have all been market tested, with each home design being built either as a display or a client house to make sure they meet the Livable Housing Design Guidelines. 
Haven Abington Sarah Taylor



Adaptable Living Homes Standard Inclusions

Adaptable Living inclusions can change depending on what level of housing is required, but the basic standard inclusions are very similar to that of a standard built house.

Electrical Items

As part of the standard inclusion range readcon uses Clipsal Iconic products which are ideal for Adaptable Living Homes. These products include switches and outlets which can be connected through the internet and controlled through a downloadable app. Depending on the individual homeowner's requirements, these are key features that can be added to over time or setup from the get-go.

Plumbing Fixtures

Most plumbing fixtures remain the same with the exception of the toilet suites, these can be selected to suit individual needs. Through Readcon's partnership with GWA, homeowners can choose between numerous products. 

Shower Screens

Frameless shower screens are the perfect fit for Adaptable Living Homes and in most cases are a very popular upgrade which come standard for Adaptable Living Homes.

Door Furnishings

There's a huge variety of door locks and handles available these days. Standard locks & handles usually meet homeowners' needs, but for the individual who requires specific locks & handles, Readcon's local Sunshine Coast builders can install a large range of keyless or card access door furnishings. These can be included through the business' arrangement with Lockwood.

Heating & Cooling

This would be the same as a standard home with the exception of the control which can be upgraded to a digital removable thermostat or a wireless set-up controlled through an app.

There are many other items that can be tailored to suit a person’s particular needs ranging from bathroom vanities to kitchen joinery set-up. Readcon Homes works with each client individually to make sure we have the exact products and set-up they need for their custom home.