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Home Living : January 13th 2009
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Beware the fine print Did you read the fine print when you signed for an interest-free deal? If not, the chances are you're not alone. Research commissioned by the Office of Fair Trading revealed that consumers rarely read the fine print on interest-free deals and have a limited understanding of the details. Interest-free deals are becoming increasingly popular because they offer instant gratification but there are plenty of pitfalls for the unwary. Forty-five per cent of respondents to the survey recognised that the suggested minimum repayment on the statement would not pay off the total amount of the loan within the interest-free period. You should do your own calculations on repayments and check the fees, charges and the date the interest-free period ends. Make sure you can afford to pay off the deal before the end of the interest-free period otherwise you could end up paying up to 30 per cent interest, making the purchase very expensive. Pool safety warning The prospect of jumping in a nice cold pool is appealing. Whether it's an inflatable pool, paddle pool, wading pool or inground pool, the risks are the same and safety around is paramount. Pools present a real risk of drowning -- a child needs only a small amount of water to drown. Children need to be supervised around pools at all times. When building a pool, ensure it is built in accordance with Australian Safety standards by a licensed pool builder. For more information visit www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au and follow the links to the publication Swimming Pool Safety. Advice from the Office of Fair Trading. HOMELIVING Water wise Award-winning Spanish designer Antonio Miro has composed an innovative collection of stunning tapware. Preferring simplicity and attention to detail, Miro is influenced by the Mediterranean, the city of Barcelona, art, music and, interestingly, architecture. Concealed tap handles emphasise the collection's sleek style, and the glossy chrome finishes create a beautiful mirror effect. The range also has a 5-star WELS rating. The Antonio Miro tapware collection is distributed through Paco Jaanson. Details: Call 1800 006 260 or visit www.pacojaanson.com.au .................................................. ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c 2028726i hls wk34 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT We specialise in Brick veneer and clad timber frame extensions Sunrooms Quality home extensions and additions at affordable prices! Bld Lic R99697 2163460i hls wk25 Family Company Est. 15 years with over 30 years experience in the Building Trade ALL AREAS BEFORE AFTER Chesworths Home Improvements Pty Ltd 9831 5984 www.chesworths.com.au 4/45-47 Whyalla Place Hoxton Park Ph 9608 6688 HLS 2399433iL WK02 MINDA SECURITY SHUTTERS & GRILLS Best Quality Shutters Direct from the Factory Protect Your Home Special Price Free Quotes & Measure QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES MANUFACTURER DIRECT WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2158952i hlw wk41 C/L 196633C 2083242i hls wk29 9755 1622 4677 2301 21 Governor Macquarie Drive Chipping Norton Bld Lic 118223C PREMIER IMPROVEMENTS Specialists in: CARPORTS • AWNINGS • SUNROOMS INSULATED/GLASS/SCREEN ENCLOSURES • Over 25 years as a family owned & operated business • Experienced Tradesmen • All Insurances & Warranties Call for free measure & quote showrooms | brookvale | minchinbury | narellan open7days www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au 1300 800 600
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