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Alternative termite control methods now fall into four broad categories - physical barriers, chemical barriers, resistant materials and design for early detection. Physical barriers Various forms of metal mesh barriers. Specially graded granite chips. Exposed concrete floor slab constructed as a...
Termites and pests
When you get a builder to construct your new home, you will be presented with a range of measures that can be taken against possible damage by termites (white ants). Modified standards In the past, most new homes were protected by spraying the sand pad with organochlorine chemicals. However,...
Termites and pests
Boarding or lodging is when you pay for a room, or room and meals, but you are not renting the entire premises. It can include arrangements where the owner lives on the property and is renting out rooms; situations where you sub-let a room in a house; and living in lodging houses. Boarders and...
Renting
Renting is when an owner of a home lets a tenant live in the home, in exchange for money (rent). People choose to rent for numerous reasons. When looking for a property to rent, shop around and avoid rash decisions. Think carefully about whether the property meets your needs. These needs might...
Renting
Residential Parks Residential parks provide sites upon which relocatable homes are placed. Residents either rent a home and a site, or rent a site only and own the home on the site. The home may be a caravan, cabin, park home or motor home. Whether you own the home or not, park living always...
Specialised accommodation
Residential aged care facilities provide accommodation and care ranging from low to high level care. The Seniors housing guide has general information available on aged care. Many of these care facilities are regulated by the Federal Government and entry is based on your care needs, as determined...
Specialised accommodation
Many people prefer to stay in their home and maintain their independence as they age. Staying at home in the environment you know, with familiar neighbours, shops and other facilities may be a good option, but sometimes you might need assistance to remain at home. The help to stay in your home fact...
Your own home
An RCD can save lives. RCDs will prevent electrocution by cutting the power to a circuit in the event of earth leakage. Following are descriptions and images of devices including RCDs, circuit breakers, combination RCD and circuit breaker, portable RCDs, and powerpoint RCDs. RCDs [scald=512:...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
Some people choose to sell their home and 'down size' by buying a unit or apartment, which are often strata titled. A strata title is a certificate of title for a lot and a share in the common property in a strata scheme set up under the Strata Titles Act 1985 . The strata scheme dictates what you...
Your own home
Ancillary accommodation or a 'granny flat' on an existing property can be a convenient and cost effective option for some people. It can allow families to use their existing land and provide close access whilst still ensuring independence. Granny flats may be an extension to the home or a separate...
Your own home

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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 31 October 2017, most Caltex Woolworths, Puma, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 144.9 cpl (an increase of between 23 and 29 cpl). Most 7-Eleven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Oct 2017
Maddington company Great Aussie Patios Pty Ltd and its sole director and secretary Marcus Graham Fulker have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences committed in the supply and installation of a patio in Hazelmere in 2015.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Oct 2017
Wembley Downs builder Peter Clyde Carman (BC100666 – expired & BP100822 – restricted) has been fined $4,000 by the Building Services Board for submitting a misleading building permit application to the City of Karratha in 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Oct 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 140.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 24 October 2017, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 29 cpl to 144.9 cpl. Most 7-Eleven, BP, Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Oct 2017
Westech Surfacing Pty Ltd was fined a total of $4,300 at the Narrogin Magistrates Court on 18 October 2017 with an arrest warrant issued for the company’s sole Director Mr William Orchard who failed to appear. The company was convicted of all charges in their absence for offences relating to the supplying and laying of bitumen for a driveway resurfacing at a property in Beverley in November 2015...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Oct 2017
The Building Commission’s supplementary audit of Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) fire walls has found isolated areas of non-compliance but no systemic issues that pose an ongoing concern for the safety of occupants.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Oct 2017
As the weather warms up householders often start thinking about getting their homes ready for some outdoor entertaining with a new paint job or general tidy up. This is also the time of year that travelling salespeople start approaching householders and businesses. There has been a report of advertising for roof painting being placed around Bunbury, so Consumer Protection is reminding all...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Oct 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.4 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 17 October 2017, most 7-Eleven, Caltex Woolworths, Caltex, BP, Puma and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl (an increase of between 24 and 32 cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2017
Glossy travel brochures with fake scratchies are arriving in the mailboxes of WA residents with at least one of the two cards enclosed declaring a $US190,000 win. Consumer Protection warns residents that the Get It On Holiday travel brochure and scratchie cards are a scam designed to gain personal information from the supposed ‘winners’ who will then be asked to pay fees upfront before receiving...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2017
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 21 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 10 October 2017, most 7-Eleven, BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl (increasing between 25 cpl and 28 cpl)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2017

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