Building a more accessible world for all New Zealanders.
The Lifemark division of CCS Disability Action works with the Access Advisors & Educators and directly with developers, architects, home builders, social housing trusts, retirement operators, local and central government to provide professional services on accessibility and universal design. The team engages at the earliest stage of any new development in the built environment to ensure accessibility is included.
We deliver a set of star rated residential design standards (Lifemark standards version 2, 2016), conformity to NZS 4121 (2001) reporting and best practice universal design advice for public and commercial buildings.
We also work with manufacturers and have a growing range of approved products that are universally designed for ease of use and safety. Individual home owners ask to have their home built to a Lifemark 3, 4 or 5 star rating as we work with the architect and builder to ensure these specifications are achieved. Lifemark was formed in 2006 and merged back into the organisation in 2018.
Lifemark is a commercial division of CCS Disability Action