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Design For Place house plans and support material

The Commonwealth has developed the Design For Place house plans and support material. House plans include all technical drawings, and support material includes specifications, design options, images and all other supporting materials.

While the Commonwealth has exercised reasonable care and skill in the preparation and collation of the house plans and support material, they are supplied on an 'as is' basis, without warranty of any kind.

By viewing, downloading or otherwise using the house plans and/or support material, you accept the following:

  • The Commonwealth disclaims liability, to the extent permitted by law, for any liabilities, losses, damages and costs arising from any reliance on the information contained in house plans and support material.
  • The house plans and support material have been made available as a guide only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice in relation to your specific circumstances.
  • The Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the house plans and support material, their fitness for a particular purpose, or compliance with any regulatory requirements and standards. They may need modifying to comply with local legal and project requirements and this work will be your responsibility.
  • The house plans and support material represent one option for achieving a 7 star NatHERS energy rating. They do not cover all options and other designs or materials may give similar or better performance.

Please note the Design For Place house plans and content are only available on this website and are not featured in the Your Home book.