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Home Living : November 22nd 2011
ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK HOME WORK HAZARD ARE RENOVATIONS PUTTING YOUR FAMILY AT RISK? See workcover.nsw.gov.au for asbestos removal regulations. Only licensed removalists are allowed to remove asbestos fibres. THE DANGER If you don't observe safety precautions when working with asbestos, you risk exposing yourself and your family to long- term health risks. Disturbed asbestos can release dust containing asbestos fibres. Breathing in this dust can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. There is no cure for mesothelioma. The risk of lung cancer from inhaling asbestos fibres is greatly increased if you smoke. Symptoms of asbestos dust- related diseases may not appear for up to 30 years after the first exposure to it. The average time between exposure and developing mesothelioma is about 45 years. WHAT TO DO Get a licensed professional. When working around the home, if in doubt, assume you are dealing with asbestos. Where asbestos fibres are loose, only licensed removalists are allowed to remove it. For fact sheets, visit health.nsw.gov.au. ASBESTOS Awareness Week this week aims to educate peo- ple about potential dangers when renovating homes. Working in partnership with the Asbestos Education Com- mittee, the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute this week launched the campaign, Think Smart, Think Safe, Think asbes- tosawareness.com.au. The campaign urges homeowners, handymen and renovators -- particularly young DIY couples on tight budgets -- to learn about the dangers of asbestos and how to protect themselves. Director of the institute, Pro- fessor Nico van Zandwijk, said many Australians could be putt- ing their health at risk because they did not understand the dangers of asbestos or know where it might be in their home. Homes built or renovated be- fore 1985 are likely to contain asbestos. If left undisturbed, the material poses no immediate health risk. However, reno- vation or demolition can release asbestos fibres, which can be inhaled, leading to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7 V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m² V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2266326 26/5 $9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C SPRING SPECIALS SAVEUP TO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2030589 20/9 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S
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