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Design For Place content and plans

The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the Commonwealth) has developed the ‘Design For Place’ drawings and support material.

The plans are publicly-funded material provided by the Commonwealth and no person or entity may charge for its supply or use. While the Commonwealth has exercised reasonable care and skill in the preparation and collation of the plans and supporting material, the plans and all material are supplied on an 'as is' basis, without warranty of any kind.

Please note, additional requirements apply to Design For Place plans and elevations. You cannot host all, or part(s), of any of the Plan material via a non-Commonwealth website unless you receive the Commonwealth's express written permission.

By downloading the plans you accept the following:

I acknowledge that the Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the sample house plans, its fitness for a particular purpose, or its compliance with any regulatory requirements and standards. As the sample house plans have been made available as a guide only, users should seek their own independent advice before relying on the sample house plans. The Commonwealth and the plan's author accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered or incurred, that arises from, or relates to, the use of or reliance on the sample house plans.

I acknowledge that these plans and documents may need modifying to comply with local legal and project requirements and this work will be the responsibility of the user.

You will be asked to accept the Terms and Conditions for Access to download the complete Design For Place drawings and support materials. These designs and specifications are one option for achieving a 7 star NatHERS energy rating. The specifications 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.