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Home Living : August 10th 2010
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5 Smart ways » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING The skyrocketing costs of water and energy have turned clever sustainable architectural home designs into money- savers for their owners. The building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects, Archicentre, says cleverly designed architectural homes can save money and protect our environment. Archicentre Tasmanian state manager Michael Cooper says the price rises will ''put the design of mass-marketed housing such as McMansions under scrutiny in relation to running costs". Mr Cooper says sustainable design could substantially cut the running and maintenance costs of a family home through correct siting on the allotment, use of double-glazing and the choice of materials and appliances. ''With only 7 per cent of housing designed by architects, most homebuyers and renovators lose the chance to save money through design. ''There is a misconception that architects are only used on expensive homes. However, with smaller homes, townhouses and units becoming a greater part of the market, sustainable designs are needed to maintain a lifestyle standard with less space." Archicentre is finding that once people recognise they can access its reports to assist with design and then follow up with construction status reports to check their building is being constructed correctly, they are finding they can save money on tendering and thus avoid costly legal battles. Archicentre has a Guide to Sustainable Homes available for download at archicentre.com.au/pdf/ Sustainablehomes309.pdf Details: archicentre.com.au Remove existing fittings, wall and floor tiles Supply and fix new wall lining or cement render. Waterproof wet areas Supply and fix wall and floor tiles x 20m² $30per m² allowance Supply and install vanity valued $500.00 Supply and install bath valued $200.00 Supply and install taps valued $360.00 Supply and install toilet suite valued $450.00 Supply and install shower screen valued $520.00 Supply and install mirror valued $100.00 Supply and install accessories valued $200.00 Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up Full guarantee COMPLETED IN 8 DAYS GUARANTEED $9980 Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au 20 Years Experience Carpentry-Plumbing-Electrical -Tiling-Waterproofing (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2199882i hlf wk41 Castle Hill Mirrors & Glass Ph. 9634 4633 Unit 5, 7-13 Victoria Avenue CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 CUT TO SIZE GLASS GLASS REPAIRS REAR VISION MIRROR REPAIRS GLASS SPLASHBACKS GLASS TABLE TOPS SHOWER SCREENS MIRRORS GLASS SHELVES & BRACKETS OPPOSITE TOYOTA 2259505i hlf wk39 www.randrglass.com.au SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains firstname.lastname@example.org www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150467K HLF wk45 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c APOLLO® PATIOS Patios Pergolas Carports Decks Screened & Glass Enclosures 9679 9957 www.apollopatio.com.au Construction by Apollo Additions 166046c * conditions apply *
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