PRODUCTS & PROCESSES
- Demonstration House
- Doors: locks, hinges, handles
- Gas Bottles and Safety
- Hot Water Systems
- Infrastructure Survey
- Kitchen Module Design
- Maintaining Houses for Better Health (MHBH)
- Monitoring Water Flow
- National Indigenous Housing Guide (NIHG)
- NIHG Assessment Tool
- Planning Assessment Tool (PAT)
- Pre-fab shower, laundry & toilet block
- Stove Function - finding a better solution
- Tap Evaluation - finding better taps
- Temperature Control inside the house - Cool houses in hot climates
- Temperature Control inside the house - Warm houses in cold climates
- Tool belts for Survey/Fix team
- Training Materials
- Yard Improvement - Better outdoor living
Poorly performing door furniture impacts on the ability of the householder to maintain personal safety and control over the living environment. Residents are unable to secure personal possessions; there is a general lack of privacy, control, ownership and a sense of wellbeing.
Experience in Housing for Health survey fix programs conducted by Healthabitat (HH) over the last 12 years have shown that housing and infrastructure are closely linked and the quality and performance of one affects parameters of the other.
Data from the Housing for Health the Guide shows around a third of housing has no yard fencing, less than half have any sign of outdoor cooking facilities and 16% of houses have no verandahs. Yard areas contain a wide range of activities and service provision and these can contribute significantly in reducing overcrowding and improving health.