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Home Living : June 14th 2011
6 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Faults to look out for » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Homebuyers 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,'' said Archicentre ACT and NSW state manager Ian Agnew. 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 is 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 the 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 shutters curtains blinds 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au *Conditions apply 2277675i 7/6 HUGE SHUTTER SALE! ONLY $299M2 1300 887 438 www.cleverseal.com.au DEAL DIRECT WITH THE MANUFACTURER Tilt Door Bottom Seal $88.00 (up to 3000mm wide) Panelift Side Seal $99.00 (up to 2500high) Roller Door Top Seal $88.00 (up to 3000mm wide) GST and Delivery included SEAL YOUR GARAGE DOOR Eliminate Draughts, Dust and Pests 2157402i 31/5 Save Energy KITCHEN END OF FINANCIAL YEAR CLEARANCE! *For kitchens with cabinetry valued over $8,500 (ex glass splashbacks, stone benchtops & trade works). Deposit required. Can't be used in conjunction with any other offer. +$SSOH L3DG *% ZLWK ZL À HURRY, MUST END JUNE 30 OR EARLIER IF STOCK RUNS OUT! UP TO 35% OFF CUSTOM MADE KITCHENS* Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® Call 1800 826 144 for a free design and quote or visit kitcheners.com.au "Trust Kitcheners® for Australia's best custom made kitchens" Huey FREE iPAD 2 FOR 1ST 20 CUSTOMERS+ Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 30% off Custom Made Kitchens SALE Vanities from $199 Solid timber maple French Doors Crazy! $169 AusLux Stainless Steel Sinks from $110 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Bathroom Accessories from $15 Taps from $45 Shower Screens from $375 Home Improvement 2247034i 12/4 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 Shuttermaster Awnings-Shutters-Blinds-Doors 1300 886 184 www.shuttermaster.com.au Up to 40% OFF SALE 2216496i 17/5 FREE QUOTE 7 DAYS
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