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Home Living : June 23rd 2009
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7 Dodgy tanks a deathtrap Poorly-installed or unstable water tanks filled from the recent rains could become death traps, Archicentre state manager Angus Kell says. ''People often don't realise the sheer weight involved in storing rainwater which weighs a tonne for every thousand litres,'' he says. ''It is not unusual to see a 2500-litre water tank on an old timber tank stand in some areas. ''This, combined with the tank quickly filling with rainfall, then weighing two- and-a-half tonnes, on a timber frame in softened earth, is a recipe for a disaster. ''Raised water tanks on timber structures require ongoing safety assessments to check for any deterioration of the timber or any sign of the tank starting to lean.'' A falling two-tonne tank of water could severely injure or kill a person, Mr Kell says. He says Archicentre's property inspectors are continually amazed at what some homeowners are using for water storage. These range from wheelie bins to homemade water tanks from steel containers. ''Home buyers should be mindful of poor water tank installation practices and be on the lookout for dodgy workmanship,'' Mr Kell says. ''Water tanks must be installed by a licensed plumber and homeowners should ensure that the tank is installed in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines.'' Details: www.archicentre.com.au HOMELIVING 300 364 290 CALL for a FREE measure & quote 1300 364 290 361 PENNANT HILLS ROAD SHOWROOM: PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 OPEN 7 Days! Tailored Outdoor living www.pergolaland.com.au HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIAT ION AU STRA LIA NEWSOUTHWALES L IBERTY PROCESS STAB ILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Member Lic.93536c Master Builders Assoc. Ty vg Take your indoor living Let Pergola Land maximise your living space with a fully designed and expertly constructed pergola that will make any area come alive. From your initial call to completion, it has never been easier to have a quality timber, steel or aluminium pergola fully structured to your needs. FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2079826i hln wk38 Showrooms: 4/15 McPherson Road, Smeaton Grange / 577 Pittwater Road, Brookvale / 11 Eddie Road, Minchinbury 1300 289 655 www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au Quality Plantation & Security Shutters at Wholesale Prices Have you noticed more homes have Plantation Shutters nowadays? That's because we have brought the prices down to earth! 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 PHONE: 9482 7000 *Trademark of the General Electric Company TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C 2231180i hln wk51 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 2900 $5000 * Subject To Site Inspection & Conditions Do Apply * Available In A Variety Of Colours END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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