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Home Living : June 21st 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5 Solar panel checks » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Check solar panel installations. NSW Fair Trading started the first of its 500 checks on solar panel installations early this month. Minister Anthony Roberts said inspection areas were Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Kellyville and surrounds. He said these checks follow those on 55 homes in Port Macquarie in February this year, which revealed alarming defects and breaches of the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 and the Home Building Act 1989. ''Fair Trading received an average 200 calls a day to a dedicated audit hotline and 165 emails so far to a dedicated email address,'' he said. The checks are carried out by Fair Trading inspectors and teams of licensed, qualified electricians provided by the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), at no cost to consumers. Mr Roberts said officers inspect for electricity safety including switches, wiring, cables, signage and markings. Officers leave stickers on homes inspected -- white means no issues detected, orange means minor issues detected that pose no immediate safety risk and red sticker means serious defect. Consumer checklist SOLARPANEL installation consumer checklist: Home owners should not try to check solar panel installation themselves They should check the contractor is licensed They should check you have a Certificate of Compliance Check you have home warranty insurance You are protected by a statutory warranty Penrith, Alexandria, Chatswood, Lowest Shutter Prices Country Oak Venetians off 20% Plus Receive Natura Roman Blinds 30% off Plus Receive Shantung Roller Blinds off 30% Plus Receive 131913 accentblinds.com.au Call for a free measure & quote It s our End Of Season Sale Wallsend, Oakflats, Seven hills AND our lowest shutter prices STOCKTAKE END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE! * % off 60 Up to OUT THEY GO! HURRY- LAST DAYS! sVERTICALS sROMANS sVENETIANS sROLLERS sTIMBERS sPLEATEDS sPANELS sSHEER ELEGANCE *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs X34109 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.
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