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Home Living : June 14th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5 Faults to look out for » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Home buyers have been urged not to drop their guard on home inspections despite a fall in property prices. Archicentre, the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects, said home buyers should take advantage of a drop in property prices but get a professional inspection done. ''Often the decision not to carry out a property inspection can make a major financial and social impact on buyers who in some cases run into serious debt problems with unbudgeted repairs or maintenance,'' Archicentre ACT and NSW state manager Ian Agnew said. Mr Agnew said a professional inspection of the home would assist buyers in determining a property's condition and cost of repairs and give them a bargaining tool. The following list of cover-ups are based on the findings of Archicentre architects conducting pre-purchase housing inspections across Australia. Illegal building -- Undertaken without appropriate permits; Cracking -- Internal walls patched and painted, or new wall paneling installed concealing cracks, external walls concealed behind plants or trellis; Damp -- Walls painted or furniture placed against damaged walls; Termites, borers, and timber rot -- Floor damage patched and concealed under carpets or panelled flooring; Roof problems -- Rusty metal roofs painted, tile roofs patched with lead. Damaged roof framing propped up in roof space; Rotten weatherboards and windows -- Rot patched with filler or covered with tin and painted; Rotten sub-floor or stumps -- Floors temporarily propped to prevent bouncing; Faulty or illegal plumbing -- Carried out by unregistered persons; Guttering and downpipes -- Rusty guttering patched and painted instead of being replaced. Details: archicentre.com.au. 7)$% 2!.'% /& "%$2//- $).).' 2//- ,)6).' 2//- &52.)452% 6 Coates Place, Wetherill Park 9609 7533 or 9609 7933 Check the latest designs on www.goldenwoodfurniture.com.au Visit our Factory Open 7 Days (off Newton Road) Goldenwood Furniture 2234845i 15/3 Australian Timbers Custom Made Factory direct at wholesale prices TEMPO INTERIORS INTERIOR DECORATING & DESIGN -ILITARY 2D -/3-!. -ON &RI AM PM 3AT AM PM WWW TEMPOINTERIORS COM AU 2058904m 7/6 #URTAINS "LINDS &URNITURE !CCESSORIES &ABRICS 5PHOLSTERY 12-14 Baker Street, BANKSMEADOW 1300 872 837 Browse our huge product range online NOW at www.rmsmarble.com While you're there check out our NEW online store and shop ONLINE!!! 2148457 14/6 NEW SHOWROOM NOW OPEN opposite Greengate Hotel Killara Phone 9880 2885 Display 684 Pacific Hwy, Killara 2071 | www.totalbathrooms.com.au 2272289k wk36 @E:=>LOBEE> ,,- Ob\mhkbZ KhZ]' Ia3 21*0/222 LM:GFHK> 01 IZkkZfZmmZ KhZ]' Ia3 2..0000) :E>Q:G=KB: */ H kbhk]Zg Lm' Ia3 1,2-2-** www.wildwooddesigns.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS DESIGNS PACKAGE DEAL SALE Craftsmen of Unique Australian Hardwood Furniture 9938 4377 Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale email@example.com supershades.com.au Free All suburbs in home consultation 30%off Custom Made Timber & Timber Illusions Venetian Blinds 35%off Custom Made Roller & Roman Blinds in Lumiere & Sunscreen Fabrics 40%off 25mm Auminium Venetian Blinds Selected Colours Winter Super Sale Conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Lic. 149876C We are your 'one-stop' for building, maintenance and renovations solutions - regardless of the project small or large. Our quality, service and reputation is unrivalled. Take a look at www.creativeeye.com.au Interior + renovation work including bathrooms & kitchens + carpentry work + handyman/repair jobs + painting + storage areas Exterior + decking + pergolas + maintenance repairs Outside Living + entertainment areas + paving + cabanas/spas areas + bbq housing + fencing + screening + stairs renovations - gardens - outside living areas building solutions - interiors - exteriors For advice or a quote contact us on 0408 259 189 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY. LTD Lic. 185684C 2032708K wk41
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