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Home Living : March 17th 2009
HLF - Publication, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5 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 • SLIDING or HINGED DOORS • TIMBER • COLOUR PANEL • PAINTED • MIRRORED • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic. 185684C FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 9838 9090 justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2151107i hln wk30 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE FOR A FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL 9894 1233 Automatic Opener Fr $450 2054205i hln wk10 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTOR DEAN STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au Call for a FREE me and quote 9631 48282098502i hln wk28 2098502i hln wk28 Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds Panel Glide Blinds Plantation Shutters Restoration of... Antiques to Modern Furniture • French Polishing • Upholstery • Minor Repairs • Traditional & Modern Finishes 2225686i hlw wk38 2155474i hlnw wk34 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S *All prices are subject to a deposit. All prices include installation. Metropolitan areas only. All single storey dwellings only. Not to be used with any other promotion. All estimates are based on 24 month term. A retail payment option provided by Certegy Australia Limited ABN 68 050 021 513. Conditions apply. For purchases over $7,000. Available to the first 20 Customers Only. March Promotion. ALUMINIUM WINDOWS LET HOMECLAD DO IT FOR YOU WITH EASY REPAYMENTS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS! NO INTEREST EVER! Factory Showroom: 121 Fairford Rd, Padstow Ph: (02) 9771 3777 Free measure & quotes Ph:1800 658 088 www.homeclad.com.au BUILDERS LICENCE NO. 34164 FROM UNDER $5 A DAY PATIO COVERS/CARPORTS GUTTERS INSULATED ROOF SCREEN ENCLOSURE CLADDING FROM UNDER $13 A DAY IMPROVE YOUR HOME WITH EZI PAY FREE FUEL! $200 VOUCHER* 2244796i hlf wk37
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