Designing Accessible Dream Homes with NDIS-Specialist Builders

Designing Your Dream Home with an NDIS-Specialist Builder

Turning your dream home into a reality is an exciting prospect, and for NDIS participants, it can also be a path to greater independence. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) empowers participants to live independently with dignity and choice.

This includes support for accessible housing, a crucial factor for well-being and maximizing your potential.
This is where NDIS specialist builders come in. These qualified professionals have the expertise to design and construct homes that cater specifically to the needs of people with disabilities. Working with an NDIS-specialist builder ensures your dream home fosters independence, safety, and a sense of belonging

What Makes an NDIS-Specialist Builder Different?

NDIS-specialist builders go beyond standard construction practices. They hold the necessary qualifications and experience to understand the unique requirements of accessible housing. They are familiar with the NDIS funding process and can guide you through it seamlessly. Additionally, they possess in-depth knowledge of Specific Design Standards (SDA), ensuring your home meets the necessary criteria for NDIS funding.

Designing Your Dream Home: Features and Considerations

Your NDIS builder can incorporate a range of accessible features, including:

  • Wider doorways and hallways for easy maneuverability
  • Ramps or elevators for overcoming elevation changes
  • Assistive technology integration, such as smart home systems
  • Adaptable bathroom and kitchen layouts for independent living

Beyond functionality, consider factors like:

  • Location: Proximity to amenities, public transport, and community support services.
  • Future Needs: Modular designs or adaptable features that can accommodate changing needs.
  • Aesthetics: Creating a beautiful and welcoming space that reflects your personality.
  • Assistive Technology: Your builder can seamlessly integrate technology to enhance your daily life.

Why Choose Our Solutions?

Designing for Investment and Needs

Home Design to Maximize Investment: Our homes seamlessly blend accessibility with long-term value. We design flexible layouts that can adapt to changing needs. We incorporate future-proof wiring for easy integration of assistive technology as it evolves. Additionally, we use high-quality, durable materials that are low-maintenance, ensuring your home remains a valuable asset.

Design to Maximize Participant Needs: We believe your dream home should empower you. Through a collaborative process, we get to know your unique needs, preferences, and aspirations. We work closely with you and healthcare professionals to design a space that promotes independence, safety, and comfort. This personalized approach ensures your home grows with you, fostering well-being for years to come.

Location, Location, Location

Ideal Location Assessment: Finding the right location is crucial. We go beyond just the house and consider your lifestyle. We’ll assess proximity to essential amenities like shops, healthcare facilities, and public transport. We’ll also factor in the accessibility of the neighborhood and the availability of support networks. Your ideal location should empower you to live an active and engaged life within your community.

Future-Proofing Your Investment

We understand your needs may evolve. That’s why we design with the future in mind. We incorporate features that allow for easy adaptation, like modular layouts where walls can be easily moved to create more or less space. We also use reinforced walls in strategic locations to facilitate future grab bar installation or other assistive equipment. This ensures your home remains adaptable and functional as your needs change.

Working with an NDIS specialist builder brings a wealth of expertise and ensures your dream home is not only beautiful but also empowers you to live independently and thrive. Contact us today to discuss your vision and take the first step towards creating your perfect accessible home.

Collaborating with an NDIS specialist builder guarantees expertise in creating not just a beautiful home but also one that empowers you to live independently and flourish. Contact VB Homes today at 0410 179 890 or email us at to discuss your vision and begin the journey toward your perfect accessible home.

Unlocking Value: 8 Reasons to Invest in SDA Properties

Unlocking Value: 8 Reasons to Invest in SDA Properties

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded program that supports Australians with disabilities. A crucial aspect of NDIS is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) – dwellings specifically designed to meet the needs of participants with high-level functional impairment or very high support needs.

The NDIS is a government-funded program that supports Australians with disabilities. The demand for SDA properties is on the rise, with a significant shortage currently and projections for continued growth. This presents a unique opportunity for investors seeking a stable and socially responsible investment option.

8 Reasons to Invest in SDA Properties


  • 1. High Demand Continues: There’s a significant and current shortfall of SDA dwellings across Australia. Estimates from the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) suggest a gap of tens of thousands of dwellings. This unmet demand translates to long waiting lists for participants seeking suitable housing. This imbalance between supply and demand creates a strong market for investors looking to enter the SDA property space.
  • 2. Stable Returns Assured: Unlike traditional rentals, SDA properties come with government-backed rental agreements through the NDIS. The NDIS acts as the guarantor for rent, ensuring consistent and predictable rental income for investors. This significantly reduces the risk of missed or late payments compared to traditional rentals, offering greater financial security for investors.
  • 3. Government Support Ensured: The NDIS is a core government program with bipartisan support. This ongoing commitment signifies a stable environment for SDA investors. The government’s long-term vision for the NDIS suggests potential benefits for investors in the future, such as favorable policy changes that could incentivize further investment in the sector.
  • 4. Long-Term Investment Potential: NDIS funding for participants is designed to be long-term. Participants typically receive ongoing support, allowing investors to hold onto the property for a secure income stream, potentially for many years to come. This long-term stability in rental income is a significant advantage compared to traditional investments with shorter fixed-term leases.
  • 5. Tax Benefits Available: Owning SDA properties may qualify for certain tax concessions, such as depreciation benefits on the specialized features and fittings of the dwelling. Additionally, negative gearing might be possible, where rental expenses exceed income, potentially leading to tax benefits. However, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified tax professional to understand the specific benefits applicable to your situation and financial goals.
  • 6. Positive Social Impact: By investing in SDA, you’re directly contributing to improved housing for people with disabilities. These specially designed properties offer a safe and suitable living environment, fostering greater independence, dignity, and a better quality of life for NDIS participants. Investing in SDA allows you to make a positive social impact while achieving your financial goals.
  • 7. Low Vacancy Rates Expected: Due to the high demand for SDA dwellings, vacancy rates are typically low. This minimizes the risk of rental income loss and periods of property vacancy that can occur in traditional rental markets. The high occupancy rates associated with SDA properties offer investors greater security and predictability in their income stream.
  • 8. Accessible and Purpose-Built Design:  SDA properties are designed with accessibility features in mind, catering to the specific needs of tenants with disabilities. This includes wider doorways, ramps, grab bars in bathrooms, and potentially modified kitchens for ease of use. The specialized design can also lead to potentially lower maintenance costs in the long run due to the use of durable and higher-quality materials that can withstand wear and tear.

Investing in SDA properties presents a unique opportunity to achieve strong financial returns while making a positive social impact. With high demand, government backing, and long-term potential, SDA properties offer a compelling option for investors seeking a secure and rewarding investment strategy.

For more information on investing in SDA properties, contact VB Homes, a leading NDIS construction company specializing in SDA property development, at 0410 179 890 or via email at