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Home Living : April 13th 2010
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Smart ways HOMELIVING It is important for vendors selling their homes to have any newly installed insulation checked to limit any legal liability from injury or fire after the property is sold, according to Archicentre. The Australian Institute of Architects building advisory service advises home buyers to check the insulation status of properties they are purchasing as a safety issue to protect their families. Archicentre state manager Angus Kell said selling a home with illegal building work or in a dangerous condition could become an expensive minefield of litigation for vendors, real estate agents and those involved in carrying out sub- standard work. ''Court cases in relation to illegally built balconies where people have been injured have stretched back to the original builder some 30 years previous,'' he said. Mr Kell said the extent of the problem with the federal government's insulation program meant it could be difficult to trace every property which had been insulated by unqualified people. Anyone purchasing a property should ask these questions: Was the home involved in the government insulation program? When was the material put in? Which company was involved and, more importantly, was the home checked? If there is any doubt, prospective purchasers should have the property independently checked by qualified electrical contractors. ''If the home has been checked, the prospective purchaser should request to see the appropriate certification which should be included in the contract of sale for the property,'' Mr Kell said. He said it was in the interest of all vendors whose homes were involved in the program to have their properties assessed for compliance by an accredited professional. People with concerns can call 13 17 92 to arrange a safety inspection. Details: Visit environment.gov.au/eehp/ insulation or archicentre.com.au SHUTTER SPECIALISTS PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2149982i hln wk34 BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE ALL SHUTTER REPAIRS SLIDING • BI-FOLD • HINGED • FIXED Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! Warehouse prices direct to the public 2138420i hln wk33 CARPETS CERAMICS TIMBER VINYLS FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com 2119221m 6/4 Tue41 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 Phone 9628 6022 or 0419 407 550 8mm Twin Wall Polycarbonate Aluminium louvres Window awnings, patio covers, carports Lets in light, keeps out heat Flat, bullnose, gable, barrel vault designs Got You Covered Awnings & Decks Pty Ltd e: email@example.com LIC NO: 160443 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2250856i hln wk39 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 2152887i hln wk40 Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org AUTUMN SALE 2155332i hlnw wk42 1500 x 1 metre $600* 2250 x 1 metre $700* 2950 x 1 metre $800* 3700 x 1 metre $900* 4400 x 1 metre $1000* DOME OR GABLE ROOF 5900 x 2900 $5500 * Subject To Site Inspection & Conditions Do Apply * Available In A Variety Of Colours TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C *Trademark of the General Electric Company PHONE: 9482 7000 2243196i hlc wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au NORTH SHORE 9410 3363
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