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Home Living : March 17th 2009
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3 Out of the maze HOMELIVING The new NSW housing code will provide a major boost to jobs in the building and construction industry, according to the Australian Institute of Architects' building advisory service, Archicentre. Archicentre state manager Angus Kell says the legislation provides an alternative to the existing development approval and construction certificate process. A complying development certificate is now issued for residential developments which meet the requirements of the new code. ''This should speed up the building of new homes and renovation projects, which could create thousands of jobs,'' he says. A survey of 800 architects across Australia asked what had been the most dramatic change in the last five years. Over one-third, 34.7 per cent, of the replies nominated town planning and development approval problems. Mr Kell says the major problem was the complicated maze of planning rules at state and local government levels which conflicted, leaving the renovator as the meat in the sandwich. ''The time for councils to process a DA in Sydney averages 120 days,'' he says. ''If you meet the requirements of the NSW housing code you may get a complying development certificate within 10 days, with construction able to commence two to four days later. ''Delays can add thousands if not tens of thousands to costs.'' Details: Visit www.archicentre.com.au PHONE: 9482 7000 Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org *Trademark of the General Electric Company AUTUMN SALE FREE INSTALLATION TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C 1500 x 1 metre $550* 2250 x 1 metre $650* 2950 x 1 metre $750* 3700 x 1 metre $850* 4400 x 1 metre $950* DOME OR GABLE ROOF 5900 x 2900m $5000 * Subject To Site Inspection & Conditions Do Apply * Available In A Variety Of Colours * Above prices are ONLY for customers signing up in the month of March 2009 2229477i hlw wk38 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2118653i hln wk31 Lic. 137155c AWNINGS • BLINDS • SHUTTERS Affordable Quality... ...without the high price tag! www.absol.com.au 9999 6060 8/101 Darley St, Mona Vale NO INTEREST EVER - Take home lay-by * Terms and conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer. 2094619i hln wk38 SHUTTER SPECIALISTS PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2149982i hln wk34 BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE ALL SHUTTER REPAIRS SLIDING • BI-FOLD • HINGED • FIXED Australian reliable pu Davey Rain harvesting package Package includes: • 4000ltr round Tankworks Aquaplate Steel Tank (Upgrade to slimline or other sizes are available) • Davey Rainbank pump with mains water backup feature, • Power supply for pump unit, • Connection to one downpipe (including First Flush Diverter), • Connection to one washing machine, one toilet and one garden tap, • Connection to mains water supply (for back-up), • Installation of concrete paver base. Upgrade to our Fire Fighting Package Q ( Professional Installations by Roseville Plumbing Take adv advantage of th the Sydney Water and Federal Government rebates offer Ph: 133 123 Contractors Lic L7741 www.watertankspecialists.com.au Call now Roseville Plumbing For an additional charge of $1239* (Inc GST) you get: Package includes: • 40mm Brass connection point, • 38mm Aluminium Storz fitting, cap and brass control valve on tank, • 4mtr suction hose kit, Storz valve and brass connection point to pump, • 2 x 10mtr fire hose kits and nozzles • Davey 5.5HP Honda Motor driven Fire Fighting Pump. • All products Australian Standard approved. Package offer $1739* (Inc GST) After claiming Sydney Water and Federal Government Rebates. BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2154641i hln wk30 shutters blinds curtains 9629 9445 AWARD WINNING business FREE in home measure & quotation with a design consultant Local friendly team with the BEST prices www.stylehouse.net.au Winner Rouse Hill Times 2008 True Local Business Awards 2101923i hln wk30 25% o sale now on PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: email@example.com Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34
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