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  • Modern Living 2013

    22 Feb, 2013 08:13 AM
    Sensational lounge promotion

    Create your perfect living space and take advantage of the current “lounge promotion” at Inverell Furniture Court & Beds R Us. Our promotion gives you 50 per cent off any coffee table or TV entertainment unit or floor rug with any lounge purchase.

    Mix and match to suit your current décor or change your look completely with brand new pieces.

    Just imagine the difference a beautiful new rug or decorator piece would make to your room. This deal is available on floor stock or if we don’t have what you are looking for in our showroom or warehouse this offer also applies to orders.

    This is a fantastic promotion with unbelievable savings on coffee tables, TV entertainment units or floor rugs; come in and talk to the friendly staff at Inverell Furniture Court about updating your living space.

    The efficient way to build or renovate

    Building a new home or embarking on a renovation or extension can be both exciting and daunting all at once, and the team at Efficient Building and Construction are here to help you.

    Peter and Denise (pictured) will meet with you, take time to discuss your needs and ideas, and will then provide you with a detailed quote.

    “We can help with the initial layout and design, provide detailed plans, get the building work done, we'll finish with a clean up and then you will get to enjoy your newly finished project.”

    Efficient Building and Construction is a local family business, all materials and sub-contractors are sourced from the local area as much as possible, because supporting local businesses is important. They are builders who love what they do and can't wait to hear from you.

    From planning to handing over the keys, Efficient Building and Construction will be there to help you every step of the way; they strive to make the building experience a great one for their clients.

    You can check them out at www.efficientbuilding.com.au or contact Pete on 0412 547 078.

    35 years in the building industry

    John Rosberg of Rosberg Enterprises has had more than 35 years in the building industry and he caters for all areas of the housing market.

    John has been trading in the Inverell area for about 15 years with the view that there is no job too big or too small.

    Whether it is maintenance or renovations, extensions, or even building your brand new home, they can and will do it.

    John employs six staff and this steady increase is reflective of his blossoming reputation and the esteem in which his business and work are held.

    “I work closely with schools and am happy to provide an opportunity for new people to join the company when and where I can.”

    Rosberg Enterprises also work closely with other home solution based industries and is able to build almost anything.

    They pride themselves on fine workmanship and doing a good job to a deadline.

    Contact John at Rosberg Enterprises today and let them build your dream home.

    Ph- 02 6721 4588, Mo- 0408 667 638.

    Wide range of home designs to choose from

    Are you searching for a luxurious and affordable designer home? Or maybe you’re searching for a quality family friendly home. Whatever your needs come in and see the team at John Green Constructions your local Hotondo representative in Inverell.

    With more than 100 clever, flexible floor plans on display we have all your building needs covered. We offer fixed prices with no hidden extras and quality and style from a builder you can trust.

    Our range includes the classic Family Friendly Homes to the Designer Collection, as well The Investors Collection and The Narrow Block Collection.

    If you have your own floor plan, are planning on renovating or adding an extension, John Green Constructions can advise you on your plans and will provide you with a comprehensive quotation.

    With more than 40 years experience in the building industry, John and Simon are local builders who uses local distributors and tradesmen with the additional buying power that comes from being a part of national buying group, this means affordable awarding wining homes are available at competitive prices. If the search for your new home seems endless phone Simon or John today on 0408 658 571 or 0407 005 300 or call into show room at 26b Vivian Street Inverell, where floor plans are always on display.

    Development advice and information

    Council offers a free service providing preliminary town planning advice at the initial stages of a proposed development.

    Over recent years Council has found this service provides an important step for applicants in the Development Application process by identifying development issues up-front.

    This process helps to ensure that once a Development Application is lodged it can be assessed in a timely and efficient manner.

    Council suggests that preliminary advice should be sought for multi-residential, commercial, industrial or large subdivision proposals, however Council is willing to provide advice on any development proposal.

    Requests for preliminary advice must be accompanied by relevant information such as plans, studies, subdivision layouts and operational information.

    Preliminary advice should be requested in writing, and in some cases it will be advantageous to arrange an on-site meeting with Council staff.

    A number of resources to assist applicants are also available on Council’s website www.inverell.nsw.gov.au; including:

    * Online maps showing property boundaries, aerial images, Council services and natural hazards such as bush fire or flooding, in addition to other administrative information;

    * Application Tracking allowing searches of Development Applications, Construction Certificates and Complying Development Certificates lodged with Council since 2004;

    * Application Forms; and

    * Fact Sheets providing advice on certain development matters.

    Council has a strong commitment to assisting applicants in the preparation of Development Applications by taking an active role in the pre-application process.

    Council Planning staff can be contacted on (02) 67288200 or council@inverell.nsw.gov.au to provide assistance in preparing your Development Application.

    Austam take great pride in their homes

    With a strong commitment to detail and customer satisfaction, Austam takes great pride in their homes.

    Whether a one bedroom granny flat or large homestead the customer can be reassured that Austam uses only the best qualified tradesmen and materials available.

    Many of Austam Homes’ customers purchase second or third homes and so do other family members having confidence after being satisfied with their original purchase.

    Most customers feel strongly about their community and about Austam Homes employing local tradesman across northern NSW.

    They can feel proud that they help to support their local economy and keep jobs local.

    With more than 30 standard designs or customer supplied plans, free site inspection, council plans and fees included with a fixed contract price, and many other inclusions, Austam Homes takes every effort to make building your dream home an enjoyment and hassle-free memory as it was intended to be.

    Largest display of bricks and pavers in Inverell

    Moses Bricks and Pavers are agents for Boral Bricks & Masonry, Austral Bricks, Masonry and Pavers, PGH Bricks & Pavers, Namoi Valley Bricks and Claypave Pavers.

    As you would expect with so many companies and products to chose from they have the largest display of bricks and pavers in Inverell and they are available for inspection 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Moses Bricks and Pavers can also arrange free brick samples (limits apply) to help make the decision easier for their customers.

    Site delivery is no problem for Moses Bricks and Pavers, who have a number of different forklifts available, which suit all terrains.

    If you are building or renovating and perhaps want something a little different to reflect your individuality, then it makes sense to consider Moses Bricks and Pavers’ impressive range of bricks and paver first and you will be pleasantly surprised with their more than competitive prices.

    Protect your home with insurance

    GIO offers quality protection for our customers through home insurance products that provide a broad range of benefits at an affordable cost.

    We have Classic Home and Contents which is our comprehensive cover, 55Up Home and Contents comprehensive cover to suit your lifestyle and Investor for your investment property. We include a range of special features and benefits, including fire and flood to help make things easier for customers if the unexpected happens, and we can taylor your policy to your specific needs and circumstances.

    We believe including flood cover as a “standard feature” along with fire is particularly important in the Australian climate.

    Storms and flooding are Australia’s most expensive forms of natural disaster.

    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology estimates losses at more than 40 million each year. Flooding throughout NSW, Queensland and Victoria demonstrate the wide-scale destruction that floods can cause to homes and property.

    The flood section of our policy covers all types of flooding i.e. storm water run off as well as burst pipes and overflows not just riverine flooding.

    The amount we charge depends on the type of insurance cover and the options chosen, including the excess and sum insured. Other factors taken into account when we calculate a premium include the address i.e. proximity to bushland or water course, age of the home, its type of construction and whether there are any security devices.

    We regularly review home and contents premiums to take into account claims experience and other factors. It’s important to remember that there are many factors which make up the final insurance premium.

    GIO also offers a multi-policy discount for having three or more policies with us i.e. motor, CTP and home and contents.

    Building your dream home doesn’t have to be a nightmare!

    Potential homebuyers are more cautious than ever when planning their future.

    With living costs on the rise, there is a lot to consider when purchasing your new home. Will you be able to budget for food, electricity, rates and other household expenses and still be able to make your repayments?

    At New England Mutual, budgeting to buy your new home has never been easier!

    Imagine a home loan that makes your life easier and allows you to pay it off sooner?

    New England Mutual’s Mortgage Offset loan is a full featured home loan with the added ability to link up to eight savings accounts which offer a 100 per cent offset to your Home Loan.

    The Mortgage Offset allows you to manage your cash flow and household budget all while paying your home off sooner. It really is the best of both worlds!

    New England Mutual has been providing the Inverell community with competitive banking solutions for more than 40 years.

    All New England Mutual home loans are free of ongoing service fees, have a low establishment fee and are available in fixed and variable options to suit you.

    For maximum flexibility, you have the ability to make extra repayments, redraw advance funds and pay out your variable loan at any time, at no extra cost. New England Mutual’s comprehensive range also includes options for first home buyers, sustainable homes and owner builders.

    With the ability to approve your home loan locally, New England Mutual offers fast turnaround from local staff who understand your needs, so you don’t have to wait around while that special opportunity passes you by!

    It’s easy to apply.

    Start your application over the phone on 132 067, online at communitymutual.com.au or visit Debbie (pictured right) and her friendly staff at Inverell branch, conveniently located in Shop 4, 103-121 Byron St.

    Whether you’re buying, building or renovating, New England Mutual can help make your dream home a reality.

    Find the finishing touches for your home

    Taking a stroll through House To Home you will find they’ve got everything you need to make the finer touches on your place.

    The first thing you notice is the pots, plants and ornaments when you walk through the door and that’s just the beginning.

    Take a look through all the gardening equipment, like tools, seeds, plants and all other accessories. Down in the corner there’s a massive range of tiles for all applications. Different colours, different styles, whatever you’re looking for its there.

    Then you can see the range of tables and chairs for any outdoor entertaining like the family lunch or barbecue.

    Take a walk on outside to the garden centre and cast an eye over all the pots and pavers.

    Down in the corner there’s all the landscaping equipment and whatever you need for your greenhouse. Whether it’s inside or out, come in and get what you need to turn your house into a home today.

    Seek the best design advice before building

    An energy- efficient design seeks to minimise the energy required to build and run a home.

    Choosing materials with low embodied energy, good thermal characteristics (mass and insulation), and addressing issues such as aspect, orientation, room usage, size and positioning of glazing, and shading are all important factors.

    An experienced building designer or architect can design a house, which is as conventional or different in appearance as you want.

    It will be far more comfortable, cost effective to build, much cheaper to run, kinder to the environment, and increasingly have improved resale value – a home that is a delight to live in.

    Contact Eddy Design for the best advice when designing your home.

    Comprehensive range of curtains and blinds

    Locally owned Inverell Curtains and Fabrics continue to provide Inverell and surrounding district with a huge variety of window applications.

    Bob and Pam have had the pleasure of offering a wide range of curtain materials, shutters and blinds and awnings, along with all the accessories required to give your home a fresh, modern outlook.

    So, whether you’re building, moving or renovating, it is always a good idea to visit Inverell Curtains and Fabrics for a free measure and quote.

    Inverell Curtains and Fabrics also stock a comprehensive range of samples from numerous companies that can be taken away to view and compare in the comfort of your own home.

    When you think about it there is more than one good reason to phone 6722 4216 or to call into Inverell Curtains and Fabrics in the Otho Street store.

    Install a quality hot water system

    Many local families and residents of Inverell are already experiencing the benefits of solar hot water and Solar Grid Power with professionally installed, quality hot water systems and Solar Grid Power systems from Sapphire City Solar and Electrical.

    Steve and Carolyn Prosser (pictured right) at Sapphire City Solar and Electrical are your local EcoSmart Solar dealers with their showroom at 82 Otho Street, Inverell and service the local region.

    Not only do you support a locally owned and operated business when you choose Steve and Carolyn as your preferred solar supplier it also gives you access to an extensive network of solar support from EcoSmart Solar.

    Steve and Carolyn can offer you expert advice, better buying power, comprehensive product knowledge with all the relevant information and documents required for solar hot water rebates along with the support of a national business.

    It doesn’t matter where you live in the Inverell region, Sapphire City Solar and Electrical’s licensed, qualified and insured staff will bring you total peace of mind.

    Steve is a fully qualified air conditioning and refrigeration technician and a CEC accredited designer and installer while Carolyn can explain Small Scale Technology Certificates, solar hot water rebates and solar grid systems. Their son Cale is also an apprentice electrician working within the family business and also with local plumber Josh McCosker.

    When you use a local company you are using a company investing in your community. Steve and Carolyn live and work in the same community as you and that’s why you will receive the very best service; their reputation is built on it.

    You can call Steve and Carolyn at Sapphire City Solar and Electrical on 6722 2345.

    The key to your solar needs and how you can start to enjoy the financial benefits and environmental savings today is only a phone call away.

    “Steve’s high degree of product knowledge and his proficient manner makes it a pleasure to do business with your store. He was knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I believe Sapphire City Solar gave us the best deal in town…”

    Phil and Roselle, Inverell - “We had our EcoSmart solar hot water system installed in May…and our family has had such a positive experience dealing with both Stephen and Carolyn from Sapphire City Solar. From our first enquiries to the follow-up calls to make sure everything was fine, the customer service has been outstanding and the product just as good!”

    Lisa and Dave, Inverell


    With an exciting array of newly listed properties, First National would like to welcome you to a brand new year of new marketing strategies and new ideas – you can start living your dream today.

    Introducing our enthusiastic team of Andria Sutherland (Office Manager), Matilda Parry (Property Management), Abbey Fox (Sales and Property Support) and Robyn Fox (Principal/Sales) all believe that their industry knowledge is to your advantage when buying, selling, renting or leasing.

    Recently joining the energetic team is Abbey Fox, a young local who has recently returned to Inverell. Abbey has a bright and enthusiastic attitude along with very good communication skills and is a great asset to the First National team.

    Leading our innovative team is Principal/Sales Agent, Robyn Fox. Robyn has all the qualities that you would look for in a successful partnership. Being a well respected member of our local community, Robyn understands that each client has individual requirements. Robyn believes that her position is to develop a relationship of understanding and trust and by doing so a highly valued and continuing relationship is forged. This is also evident within the agency as the team works confidentially in a friendly and communicative environment.

    First National Inverell follow up to date marketing strategies, offer you professional advice, free market appraisals and are always striving to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

    Come and see for yourself – our experienced friendly and professional team would like to talk to you and look forward to assisting you with all things property !

    Danbuilt for the best design for your home

    Danbuilt is New England’s Design & Construct specialist and is known for custom design and quality builds. To add to this service Danbuilt has incorporated the designs of David Reid Homes, an award winning building company.

    This gives the ability to offer quality and affordable luxury with the security and backing of a national company.

    Do you have land but no design? Do you have a design idea but no land?

    Do you want affordable luxury?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to make an obligation free meeting at their office/show home or visit them at Inverell on Display, on March 23 and 24.

    As a special offer only available at Inverell on Display, David Reid Homes New England will have home packages with or without land.

    These packages have ‘Turn Key’ benefits, which means all you have to do is unpack and mow the lawn!!

    The NSW Government FHOG (New Home) Scheme is quiet a substantial grant, which can reduce your cash deposit substantially.

    If you would like more information about this phone their office for a free building information pack.

    Wide range available for all tastes

    We are pleased to announce that an exciting new range of glass and stone decorative mosaics have just arrived into our showroom. There is a large selection of new designs which can only be described as classic with a modern twist and are proving to be very popular with renovators and new home builders alike.

    Also in store, you will find a good range of floor and wall tiles, many with obvious European influenced styling.

    You will find plenty to select from, for that classic look to something different. A good range of texture, colour and simplicity is on display. Our showroom offers a wide range of internal and external tiles to suit all tastes and budgets. Why not take a sample home today.

    We also can provide you with all your bathroom needs, including tapware, baths and spas, shower systems, sanitary ware, underfloor heating, *Aquapanel, vanities and accessories.

    From the experienced tradesman to the home handyman, we have all your tiling needs covered, with a great range of glues, grouts and accessories. We are a well established family business providing customers with a personal service in relaxed surroundings. Call in soon and browse at your leisure.

    Free delivery within town limits. Lay-bys welcome.

    *Laminex product

    Half a century of experience in solar hot water

    Edson solar has been providing hot water straight from the sun to Australian families for more than 50 years, specialising in domestic and commercial markets.

    Proven solar evacuated tube technology provides affordable efficient water heating solutions in electric, gas and heat pump options, with the flexibility to accommodate almost any installation application. Evacuated tubes are designed to collect heat by absorbing sunlight and converting the energy in solar radiation, providing a highly efficient means of heating your water. These tubes are highly toughened glass to withstand hail impact to 25 mm, provide superior heat output, even giving excellent results on cloudy days. Evacuated tubes are available in 20, 30 or 40 (tubes) to accommodate your hot water needs.

    Renewable Energy certificates (REC’S) are still applicable on purchase and installation of an Edson Solar hot water system.

    Scott and Suzi Mills are your local authorised dealers who are available for sales, service, support and installation advice, so please call for an obligation free quote.

    Tilmac offering the best range of sheds

    Sheds ‘N’ Homes Gwydir is the place to go for Tilmac brand sheds.

    Tilmac is one of the leading providers of innovative, world class sheds, with staff who bring 40 years of industry experience.

    At Tilmac they boast the toughest, strongest and smartest sheds ever made, with a wide range of designs available.

    Starting with industrial range, which covers everything including covered outdoor areas, industrial sheds, warehouses, industrial complexes and horse-rodeo arenas.

    The domestic range covers garages, carports, storage sheds and domestic sheds and are all guaranteed to give protection through maximum strength.

    Tilmac also offer Australian and American style barns that don’t have those annoying internal columns, so they provide clear internal access.

    The mezzanine floors are extremely popular for customers wanting to put their wasted space to work.

    All Tilmac mezzanine flooring systems can be designed to suit any layout and any shed.

    There is also the speciality shed range, which includes everything from airport hangars, school shelters, sporting complexes and even custom designed sheds. At Tilmac no job is too obscure for its talented team of designers and manufacturers.

    So give them a call and come and see for yourself today.

    Wilks Inverell can service everything electrical

    Wilks Inverell has the team that can assist you in all your electrical and air-cond-itioning needs.

    Servicing Inverell and surrounding districts, Wilks take pride in giving their customers the service they deserve.

    Wilks Inverell supply and service everything electrical, including integrated systems and data. They can also assist in all your heating and cooling needs, including gas ducted heating, radiant heating, reverse cycle air conditioning and evaporative cooling.

    If it’s reliable service and quality workmanship that you require in your home or place of business in anything electrical or air conditioning, call Wilks Inverell on (02) 6722 1981 or visit their office on Swanbrook Rd Inverell, Monday to Friday, 8am- 5pm.

    Find the best plants to help your garden grow

    Your outdoor living area is a family haven for entert-aining and relaxation.

    It can often be an area which is sheltered and allows the opportunity to grow some feature plants in beautiful pots to compliment your décor.

    Sculptured plants are very popular for this – topiary Gardenia, Lilly Pilly, Bay Trees, Ficus – even cumquats all make a great statement in beautiful pots.

    Architectural plants are also very popular to achieve a minimal look in your outdoor area.

    Plants such as Yucca, Cordyline, Flax, Cycads and palms can help you achieve a classy look without the fuss.

    You may like the look of mass planted flowers which can be a fabulous way to dress up stairs & sunny corners.

    Pots mass planted with Pansy, Lobelia, Primula all give you intense colour through the cooler months ahead.

    BEST Tree Tenders have a great range of ultra modern coloured pots to make a statement at your place.

    You can also view a selection of statues and water features to enhance the atmosphere of your relaxation area.

    Call up to the nursery and have a look – you can order special items as well.

    Get BJ & RE House to build your home

    If you want to build your new home, contact BJ & RE House.

    Brad House has already built more than 40 quality homes in Inverell and has 25 years experience in the building business.

    They use local, quality tradesmen and build with steel frames.

    BJ & RE House has more than 180 plans to choose from if you’re looking for design ideas and they also offer free quotes.

    Brad and Rachelle’s business is known for quality workmanship and they said customer satisfaction is their number one priority.


    “We used House constructions to build our first new home.

    Starting from a plan drawn on a piece of A4 paper to handing over the keys to the front door everything went better than you could ever dream of. If we had any questions they would be answered, if Brad had a query he would ring, and if we couldn’t answer it he would suggest the best way to do it as if it were his own house he was building.

    You could not get a better finished product than what we received, on time and on budget.

    Would we use House Constructions again? Without hesitation we would and we would recommend him for any construction work that anybody has.”

    Troy & Lesa Brabant

    "Building our home with BJ & RE House was an enjoyable & stress free experience. Brad provided an inclusive service from beginning to end, allowing us to focus on the major decisions. The quality of work & attention to detail was to an extremely high standard. We strongly recommend building a new home with BJ & RE House Building Contractors."

    Craig & Kellie Conley

    Ready to supply you with all your aggregate and concrete needs

    Inverell Aggregate has been a supplier of aggregate to the Inverell district for more than 30 years and recently made the move to an up-to-date computerised batching plant on Rifle Range Road.

    Inverell Aggregate is a Quality Certified company and the current owners have now been operating for two years.

    Four permanent staff are employed at the $1.5 million complex, which was constructed by local tradesmen.

    Agitators are mounted on modern Mack trucks and include six, seven and nine metre capacity.

    Now known as Inverell Aggregate And Concrete, the company provides a competitively priced product and uses aggregate as per specification from its own quarry and sources sand from a quarry in Tingha.

    Darryl Marks has been employed with Inverell Aggregate And Concrete for almost nine years and is now the manager.

    Inverell Aggregate And Concrete also has experienced agitator drivers ready to supply you with all your aggregate and concrete needs.

    Inverell Aggregate would also like to thank the community for all their support.

    Sapphire City Steel & Pipe proudly serving the community for more than 25 years

    Sapphire City Steel & Pipe Inverell’s Best Business for 2011 is a locally owned and operated family business, celebrating 25 years of service to customers in Inverell and throughout the New England and North West regions.

    Since 1986 Sapphire City Steel & Pipe has offered a great range of metal products including flats, rounds, RHS, pipe, mesh, reinforcing mesh and sheet metal as well as specialty metals including aluminium and stainless steel, hollow bar and bright shaft. They provide a cut to size service and delivery is available.

    Sapphire City Steel & Pipe also supply a wide range of metal roofing, domestic fencing, welding supplies, tools and safety equipment and BOC industrial and medial gases.

    General engineering and sheet metal work from cutting, folding and bending to full fabrication and erection of the finished product is available through Sapphire City Engineering.

    They specialise in aluminium and stainless steel work and can manufacture stainless steel bench tops, splash backs and range hoods for domestic or commercial kitchens.

    Stainless steel and mild steel balustrading can be manufactured too to suit your requirements.

    A laser and plasma cutting service is also available through North West Laser Cutting where a wide range of materials can be cut into just about an shape or size, saving you time and money.

    Call and see the friendly team at Sapphire City Steel & Pipe, Ashford Road Inverell, for all your metal needs, or phone them on 6722 1844.

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