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Home Living : July 12th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5 HOMELIVING Call to iron out the bugs Calls have been made for the introduction of a national registration standard for all housing inspection services. Archicentre, the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects, says this is a result of complaints it gets about poor building inspections. Archicentre chief executive Mark Stewart said there was no specific registration or qualification requirement for people to give advice on property inspections in states and territories outside Queensland. He said when people had trouble with a poor building inspection and called Archicentre to do one, they were invariably shocked to learn that literally anyone can do a building inspection with no need for any qualification, experience, insurance or building-fault knowledge. ''In Queensland, it is unlawful for people to operate in the pre-purchase housing inspection area without the inspector holding a Building Services Authority licence or unless they are an architect, engineer or surveyor,'' Mr Stewart said. ''Everywhere else in Australia absolutely anyone can set up shop and start advising people on the largest purchase in many people's lives. ''The lack of current effective legislation to protect home buyers against unqualified property inspectors reinforces that well-known advice of 'buyer beware','' Mr Stewart said. Details: www.archicentre.com.au What to ask before hiring an inspector Are you a registered engineer, architect or surveyor? Is your inspection conducted to the Australian Standard? Do you carry at least a $10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance policy? How many years experience do you have? Ask for a sample report and read the fine print, especially what is covered and not. Find out how long the property inspection service has been in business and its operating address. Never rely on a business with only a mobile phone number for contact. Make sure your inspector is independent and does not also undertake repair work. You may end up with recommendations for work you do not need. SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER REWARDS SAVEUP TO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2030589I 3/5 The Original Industry Leader in design, product & service 1300 552 330 MOB: 0400 006 263 ABSOLUTE 2246646i 15/3 www.absoluteoutdoor.net Over 30 Years Experience Builders Lic. No. 208107C Original CHARLWOOD Group Carports N Awnings N Pergolas Timber Decks N Screen Enclosures N Glass Rooms Combinations Instant back relief its all about Quality & Comfort Showroom & Warehouse 1 Vuko Place, Warriewood Home Hub Centre - Castle Hill Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Phone: 9913 1133 www.niceinteriors.com.au Phone 9634 8855 NEW 2061931 21/6 FROM ONLY $1299 Nordic Chair + Stool UP TO 40% OFF SELECTED ITEMS QUALITY LOUNGES FABRIC OR LEATHER 9/52 #,%6%2 3/,54)/. 4/ 4(% 0%2&%#4 +)4#(%. the BROKER KITCHEN WWW THEKITCHENBROKER COM AU We are a one-stop shop of experienced, multi-award winning designers independently working on your behalf to negotiate the many facets of a custom kitchen build. We put you in touch with the right people... including cabinet makers, plumbers, painters, and tilers who will deliver a quality kitchen within budget. Saving you time and money. Let the Kitchen Broker remove the hassle and stress from your next kitchen project. 3TATE OF THE ART 3HOWROOM 9EARS )NDUSTRY %XPERIENCE 6)3)4 WWW THEKITCHENBROKER COM AU OR #!,, TO üND OUT MORE Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd 2083106i 3/5 STYLE SERVICE DESIGN Phone (02) for a Free Measure and Quote )NSTYLE 0ROMOTION %NTRIES #LOSE &RIDAY TH /CTOBER 4ERMS AND #ONDITIONS !PPLY 0ERMIT .UMBER ,403 For more details visit www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2123670 14/6 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD
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