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Home Living : August 11th 2009
10 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 ................................................. 2151814i hlw wk44 2136330i hln wk39 ●● HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE No fumes with battery lawnmower The right checks The first questions anyone hiring someone to undertakeapre-purchase housing inspection should ask is if they have professional indemnity insurance and if they are licensed, according to Archicentre. Archicentre state manager Angus Kell said the integrity of any pre-purchase homeinspection report was fundamental to homebuyers’ consumer protection. ‘‘The reality is people can operate in the housing inspection area with no real expertise and, in some cases, no professional indemnity insurance which leaves the homebuyer high and dry,’’ he said. Mr Kell said the warning signs ofarisky inspection process includedarequest for cash payments before the inspection, the lack ofabusiness contact telephone number, apart from Peoplecanoperate in the housing inspection area with no real expertise amobile,apost office box address and no business address, and no professional indemnity insurance. ‘‘There is oftenalack of professional testing equipment such as ladders, dampdetectors, levelling devices and probes,’’ he said. ‘‘The result of anyone ‘buyingalemon’ onafaulty pre-purchase housing report can be financial disaster.’’ Archicentre’s inspectors are covered by professional indemnity insurance. Details: www.archicentre.com.au Look forward to seeing one of the first lithium-ion battery-powered lawnmowers,arevolution in the green gardening movement,whenit arrives next month. The Bosch Rotak 37 LI isacordless mowerthat is compact, highpowered and eco-friendly. Harnessing the power of Li-ion (lithiumion) technology, it cuts out petrol and, in the process, banish fumes foratruly green garden. The Rotak requires 5 per cent of the energy ofapetrol-poweredmower and produces 10 times fewer emissions compared to their petrol cohorts. Noise pollution will also beathing of the past as the Rotak cuts grass both quickly and quietly. In addition to Li-ion technology, Bosch increases the energy efficiency, and decreases the energy consumption of the Rotak through the Efficient Energy Managementsystem.ABosch innovation, the system is created by two energy-efficient functions: intelligent cutting electronics, which hold the blade at an optimum constant speed in any condition; and the ultimate WORRY FREE building service THE ORIGINAL INDUSTRY LEADER Specialising in: Over 30yrs experience 1300 552 330 THOMSON’S OUTDOOR PINE RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 37 years experience Builders Lic No R80718 Call Kerry 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply FREE DESIGN & QUOTE Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C energy recovery, which harnesses the energy generated by the blade rundownmotion after the Rotak is switched off, feeding it back to the battery. These exciting features extend the battery run time of the Rotak by 10 to 20 per cent, allowing the user to mowthe equivalent of up to one regulation-sized tennis court in one highly-charged go. Aquick charge system enables the Rotak to charge to 80 per cent in 30 minutes or less and fully recharge from any state in about one hour or less. It is priced at $749. Inquiries: bosch-doit.com.au or 1300 307 044. Reach renovators and decorators. Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH PHONE:9980 7611 www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 50% OFF* (Call now!)
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