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ABC Constructions offers a powerful computer based
design system (CAD), just a few clicks of the mouse and
you will be looking at your extension from across the street
and even from the Nosey Parkers house at number 23.
ABC Constructions offers a very specialised service, we not only
offer architectural design, we are also experienced builders.
This unique combination ensures a realistic costing of your
proposed renovation or extension. It will also eliminate a lot of
heartache from unrealistic expectations. The typical comment we
receive from people who have engaged a designer prior to meeting
with a builder is, "But the architect/draftsperson said it would only
cost 30K and your price is 50K --- why? ". The answer is easy!
Designers are rarely involved in costing or building.
ABC Constructions offers not only exceptional visualisation of your
proposed extension, you will also receive:
• An appraisal of your existing home and possible siting
of your new extension (ground level or second storey)
• Fully itemised pricing
• Fixed price contract and specifications
• Comprehensive work schedule, showing you when
and what is happening week by week
• $500 per week penalty for each week we over-run the
completion date (we are not aware of any other builder
with a similar guarantee)
• QUALITY is our first priority, we have a team of highly
skilled and motivated tradespeople
• WE KEEP YOU INFORMED throughout the entire process,
"not usual practice within the building industry" is the
standard comment from our clients
• GUARANTEED RESULTS, just ask our clients
If you are considering an extension or renovation call
Richard or Anthony Corver on 6281 4136 or visit us at
ph: 6281 4136
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All makes and models
6/18 Whyalla St, Fyshwick
Canberran Owned and Operated
Belmore Gardens &
Barton ACT 2600
PET OF THE WEEK
DO you want someone to warm you
up for the last part of Canberra
Page is definitely up for a cuddle,
and she is the ultimate lap dog.
If you're looking for a dog that
loves to cuddle, snuggle and enjoys
companionship with those that she
loves, Page is the one for you.
Page still shows her youth and
enjoys fun and games like any young
pup. She has a soft spot for squeaky
toys, and when she's not hanging out
with her family members, she can be
found running around pouncing on
every squeaky toy she can find.
Page is energetic and fun, and is
looking forward to finding a loving
Why not take some time to come
and visit with Page, and consider her
for your family?
Cupcake day is fast approaching,
and Page and some of her friends at
the shelter will be enjoying the odd
pupcake or two.
Why not bust out your apron, and
register for cupcake day, and share a
pupcake for fun with your best
For more information, visit
For more information on featured
pets, contact the RSPCA on
6287 8100 or visit www.rspca-
A CONFIDENTIAL online counsell-
ing service is now available for people
at risk of sexual assault or domestic
The Commonwealth Government
has been launched to enhance the
1800RESPECT national telephone
counselling service, which has been
running since October 2010.
The 24-hour online service will
connect users with tertiary qualified
professional counsellors and social
workers. Users can also access infor-
mation about local counselling
services and information.
The website is part of the Govern-
ment's National Plan to Reduce Viol-
ence against Women and their Chil-
dren 2010-2022, and Minister for the
Status of Women, Kate Ellis, said the
service continues the Government's
pledge to focus on long-term solutions
to end domestic abuse.
"The online service offers an
important alternative means of seeking
help. It has been designed to respond in
a flexible way to the often complex
needs of victims of violence and their
families," Ms Ellis said.
"The 1800RESPECT national tele-
phone counselling service has
averaged around 185 contacts a week
since its launch in October last year.
This is a sobering reminder of the need
in our community for support services
for victims of violence in the home.
The more options we offer for victims
of domestic violence, the more likely it
is that people receive the help they
Women's Centre for Health Matters
executive director Marcia Williams
said a report issued by the organisation
last year showed that Canberra women
preferred internet options when seek-
ing information about wellbeing.
A survey of 674 women in the ACT
about their actual and preferred use of
information sources resulted in the
report It goes with the Territory! ACT
Women's Views about Health and
Wellbeing Information. Respondents
were asked to identify what type of
information they had sought from
which information source in the
12 months prior to completing the
survey. In the 12 months prior to
completing the survey, the source most
commonly used for general wellbeing
information was the internet -- used by
56 per cent.
"In this day and age when people are
really busy ... one of their preferences
is to use online solutions first," Ms
"They find it a lot easier. It allows
people alternative options to find out
things and make decisions."
Ms Williams said because of the
findings she believed an online ser-
vice, such as the new website, could be
a good resource for women in need.
"There's a preference for online. It's
usually a safer way of them finding out
more," she said.
"We know those sorts of things do
work for women ... as long as it's
Local kids benefit from grants
CHILDREN from Air Scouts Canberra
in Deakin, St Thomas Aquinas Pri-
mary School in Charnwood and Kings-
ford Smith School in Holt will all
benefit from $1200 grants from Tel-
stra's Kids Fund.
Air Scouts Canberra will purchase
modern safety equipment to support
bushcraft while St Thomas Aquinas
will build a covered children's sandpit.
Kingsford Smith School will sup-
port the continuation and expansion of
the Blue Swans netball team.
Telstra Foundation Chairman Geoff
Booth congratulated the three organis-
ations on their grants saying the impact
will be both immediate and long-
"Telstra's Kids Fund grants assist
children fulfill their potential at a key
and impressionable stage of their lives
as they move towards adolescence and
adulthood," Mr Booth said.
"By injecting funds into special
projects, facility upgrades and equip-
ment purchases we can help make a
meaningful difference to their current
activities and leave a legacy for others
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