Sana Living – which commenced operation in early 2020, has taken out our first official award at the 2021 HIA COLORBOND® steel Perth Housing Awards.

The annual HIA Awards, held on Saturday 23rd October at the Crown Ballroom, celebrate and recognise excellence in the residential building industry. Sana Living submitted an entry for the ‘Specialised Housing’ category for our Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) home in Wanneroo Perth, alongside the builders of the home; BDG Construction, and were delighted to be announced WINNERS for this category.

The Sana Living team, was there to collect the award along with BDG Construction Owner Greg Moore.

The criteria for this award required submissions to show how the home had been tailored to meet the specific housing needs of an individual or group. Entries were judged on quality of workmanship and appeal, design effectiveness including environmental sustainability, specialised design features and innovation, and visual and market appeal.

Andrew Carville, Adrian Plumb and Adam Sargent from Sana Living

The Award-winning disability accommodation, a 3-bedroom home in Wanneroo was purposely designed and constructed in accordance with the NDIS SDA Design Standards at the High Physical Support level, (there are 4 levels of SDA), suitable for people with significant functional impairment or very high support needs.

While it was crucial that the design and functional aspects met the special demands of potential residents, the home was also designed and constructed to be a delightful place to live and offer all the convenience, style, flair and environmental support that was possible in a newly built modern home.

The construction of the home included the highest levels of compliance; however, this was not Sana Living’s primary driver for the philosophy of the home.

While wanting to ensure this compliance, the vision was for a home that in all possible ways was to be as comfortable and domestic as possible. A home which operated and felt very much like an attractive normal residential dwelling – far from the usual institutional approach to this style of accommodation.

It was to be welcoming and comfortable, functional, and appealing to all parties – including the tenants, friends and family, their visitors and support staff working on-site.

After completion of the home, the feedback from all parties was extremely positive and confirmation that the vision for the home was successfully fulfilled.

All of Sana Living’s Disability Accommodation homes, villas and apartments are designed and built with the same vision, attention to detail, style, and expertise.  The HIA Award serves as a reminder that Sana Living are committed to providing the best disability accommodation in Perth and Australia.