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Home Living : May 25th 2010
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 3 Smart ways » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING The thought of making considerable savings on building a home or renovation by being an owner-builder has become increasingly attractive to many facing more interest rate rises. But the gains can be quickly lost once the project begins, warns Archicentre. Angus Kell, ACT & NSW state manager of Archicentre, the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Archictects, said as many as 20 per cent to 30 per cent of the building permits issued in NSW were given to owner-builders. Mr Kell said being an owner-builder starts with a preliminary agreement and or/design, and planning or permit applications that stipulate the scope of the works involved. ''The planning for the owner-builder should commence at the design concept where the design is settled on and then properly costed so accurate quotes can be obtained. Whilst tendering provides a good guide to the cost of the project, choosing the cheapest quote may not necessarily be the right decision,'' Mr Kell said. ''It is also vital that the contract builders' credentials are checked out to ensure they are registered, have appropriate insurance, are able to show examples of their work and, importantly, are able to complete the project on time. Mr Kell said some renovators pay between 50 per cent to 60 per cent more for their renovations because they fail to tender the projects properly. ''One of the biggest mistakes owner- builders make is they get a quote only on the structural part of the renovation, failing to recognize that around 50 per cent of the cost is to be found after lock-up in fittings and finishing.'' Details: archicentre.com.au 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2021344i hls wk39 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Beat the winter rush & save $$$ EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN phone 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park Licence Number 219462c The Wardrobe Specialists Guaranteed to beat the lowest price • Lifetime guarantee •Callnowfora free measure & quote • Servicing all areas 2094946i hls wk43 from $389 Showroom Open 6 days An alarming crime fact SYDBIZFEB21 Security Licences: VIC No. 65201491P | WA No. SA25942 | SA No. ISL152299 | NSW No. 405187443 | ACT No. 17501009 | QLD No. 3258669 "Theft and vandalism cost businesses millions of dollars each year." Stock loss can devastate your sales and profitability. Fortunately, ADT Security has got you covered. By deterring and detecting potential threats day and night, our world-leading electronic security solutions minimise shrinkage and help protect people, assets and profits. From loss prevention to exit surveillance to monitored intruder alarms, access control and video surveillance, we help protect your livelihood with solutions tailored to the needs and budgets of your business. ADT Security is your one - stop-shop for business security. Call 131 238 or visit ww w.adtsecurity.com.au/commercial 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 hlw wk40 4/45-47 Whyalla Place Hoxton Park Ph 9608 6688 HLS 2399433iL WK02 MINDA SECURITY SHUTTERS & GRILLS Best Quality Shutters Direct from the Factory Protect Your Home Special Price Free Quotes & Measure
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