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Home Living : September 23 2008
8 HLF - Publication, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Backyard offices - plan first For an increasing number of people the daily commute to work consists of a stroll down the garden path, Housing Industry Association executive director Graham Wolfe says. A combination of cutting-edge technology, congested peak-hour roads and soaring petrol prices means that working from home, on either a part or full-time basis, is finding favour with both employees and employers. However, setting up an office within the home means the loss of at least one room which, especially in smaller dwellings, may not be particularly convenient, Mr Wolfe says. And some telecommuters feel the need for a physical separation between home and work. ''One answer is the garden office -- physically separate yet a matter of seconds away,'' Mr Wolfe says. The first thing to do is to check with the relevant local authority to see what formalities you need to complete. An additional permanent structure will probably have to go through the planning and building permit process. There will be fewer problems if you are converting something already in existence, such as a potting shed or garage. Whatever the plan, there are many things to consider. The office will need to be insulated, with power, telecommunications, heating and cooling. You may want to connect it to water and waste utilities and take full advantage of natural light with plenty of windows. Finally, your garden office should be secure. After all, you will have valuable equipment there as well as data crucial to your livelihood. An alarm system is recommended and check your insurance covers the contents for all eventualities. Find an HIA professional convenient to you at www.tradebuild.com.au HOMELIVING Remove existing fittings, tiles wall and ceiling lining Supply and fix new ceiling, wall lining/cement render Waterproof wet areas Supply and fix wall and floor tiles x 20m2 ($30.00 per m2 allowance) Supply and install vanity valued $400.00 Supply and install bath valued $200.00 Supply and install taps x 3 sets valued $300.00 Supply and install toilet suite valued $350.00 Supply and install IXL Triumph valued $100.00 Supply and install shower screen valued $520.00 Supply and install mirror valued $100.00 Supply and install accessories valued $200.00 Remove all trade waste from site Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations $9695 INCL. GST (NSW) Pty. Ltd. Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Gold Lic No. 178503c 2128439i hln W18 www.masterbathrooms.net.au 1300 72 71 09 DECKS PERGOLAS BATHROOMS KITCHENS www.djbuilding.com.au FOR ALL YOUR & renovations additions Lic No: 135 759C 2187659i hln wk8 Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored Best background in Australia Work further than Aust. Standards 35 years experience Call Kerry Kelaher Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2348208i hlnw wk1 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!) we specialise in: Semi-Frameless and Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2018653i hln wk40 shutters blinds curtains SALE NOW ON Free In home measure and consultation or visit our showroom Open Tuesday - Sat 9.30 - 5pm Sunday by Appointment www.stylehouse.net.au 9629 9445 48 Windsor Road Kellyville - (plenty of parking) 2086493i hlnw wk13 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2186337i hln wk42 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22 'On Top, On Top' ROOF RESTORATION CLEANING & REPAIRS Reliable Genuine Honest Total Improvements Australia Pty Ltd Trading as Roofshield Sydney North Phone 1300 763 778 or call Chris Goodsell 0432 088 470 Call today and ask about our special offer! 2035623i hlw wk11 *Conditions apply
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