Nor West News : February 10th 2011
8 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 10 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu. Tel: 412 8188 Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 9am - 12.30pm www.flooringxtra.co.nz NORTH WEST NOT TO BE MISSED 1/2 PRICE CARPET CLEARANCE on selected carpet and carpet remnants Assorted styles, colours, textures Bring a trailer! HOME RENOVATORS NEW HOME BUILDERS SCHLAGE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR EVERY HOME TALK TO THE EXPERTS Shop where the trade shops Cnr. Central Park Drive and Clemway Place, Henderson Ph: 8371561 Fax: 8378260 SPECIALISTS IN DOOR AND WINDOW HARDWARE From traditional to very modern • Huge Range • Top Quality • Famous Brand HDL0005 Your septic tank should be cleaned every 3 years (average family of four) We service all areas Phone: 412 9210 or 0274 924 494 SEPTIC & WATER TANK CLEANING urnetts B 2584983AA 1 WEST STREET, HELENSVILLE • PH: 0800 833 399 End of Summer SELL OUT Home garden Advertising Feature ALLAN WALLACE BUILDERS LTD Registered Master Builder & Site Safe Member Mob 0274 975 152 • Ah 412 9611 firstname.lastname@example.org • New Homes • Additions and Alterations • Light Commercial • Architectural Services Available Master Build Guarantee National Winner of PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000 - $450,000 Gold Winner of Renovation Award $250,000 - $500,000 For All Year Round CITY WATER DELIVERY McKean MOTORS & CONTRACTORS LTD Your local city water carrier for over 40 years For great personal service call 0800 2489 92 0800 CITY WATER or 416 8628 2592798AA 906 State Highway 16, Waimauku PH: 09 411 8002 OFF 15% EVERYTHING IN STORE including pumps, filters & vee belts Kids back to School Time to get those jobs done around the house & farm Bring in this coupon & get DON'T FORGET WE CUT KEYS Getting a quote or estimate is crucial Job done? It pays to get a quote before any work is done to be sure you know what the end product will be. Whether you're getting someone in to fix the oven or you're taking a bag in to get a zip fixed, get a quote or an esti- mate to avoid a nasty surprise. Having a record of what you agreed will be handy if there are problems later. There's no job too small to get an estimate. You can get one by just asking something along the lines of around about how much will this cost?'' An estimate is just how much they expect it will cost and not an exact number. You can ask the tradesperson to let you know if it's going to cost more, so you can decide if it's worth it. For a bigger job you should get a written quote. A quote says that the tradesperson will do the job for a certain price. They can't charge more than the price you are quoted, unless you agree to the extra amount. Before you get a quote, ask if you will be charged for it. Because it takes time and skill to provide a quote, tradespeople do sometimes charge for it. The quote should include what work is to be done, start and finish dates, cost of material and whether the total price includes GST. Even if you didn't get a quote or estimate, the Consumer Guarantees Act says the seller must complete the work with reasonable skill and care, within a reasonable time and at a reasonable price. How to get a quote Decide exactly what you want done and when you need it done by. Contact at least three people, give them the same information and ask for a written quote. Decide which quote you will accept. Look at the price, the quality of material used and how long the job will take. Tell the successful person they have the job. Don't pay a large deposit, and definitely don't pay the total amount before the job is finished. When everything is complete, check that the terms of the quote have been met, then pay up. Keep all the paper- work -- quotes, invoices, receipts. For more information about consumer rights, visit www.consumer affair.govt.nz or the Citizen's Advice Bureau.
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