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BerrySmith Chron 2010 - ABC LIC No: ACT 200427033. NSW 86668C
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
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Marlene Nuda gets support from the Smith Family for the back-to-school
needs of Kisha Alim, 7, and Monica Nuda-Croft, 13.
Picture: Elesa Lee
School supply help
surges in the capital
THE last thing on Marlene Nuda's
mind when her daughter was hit by a
car as she was coming home from
school was the financial problems
she would soon experience.
Two years ago Monica Nuda-
Croft, 13, had just stepped off the
school bus when she was hit by a car
travelling down Osburn Drive in
She flipped into the air before
landing on her head, suffering frac-
tures and damage to her legs.
Ms Nuda became a full-time carer
for her daughter who was
wheelchair-bound for about three
''It was really, really difficult for
us, I'm a single mum and I'm the
bread winner,'' she said.
Ms Nuda approached The Smith
Family for help and is very grateful
for the assistance the organisation has
provided her family. The children are
given money each year to buy
uniforms and school supplies.
''I'm so grateful for the Smith
Family, they're really doing a good
job,'' she said.
The Smith Family's Canberra
learning for life worker Sally Duncan
says the organisation is experiencing
a surge in people requesting assist-
ance for buying basic school supplies
''I think we're averaging up to 20
referrals a day, which is huge,'' she
Ms Duncan said many families
struggled after Christmas to scrape
together enough money to buy new
uniforms, books, and contribute to
the school's excursion funds.
''Obviously a lot of our families
just can't afford that money,
especially if they've got more than
one child at the school,'' she said.
''I think it's being recognised that
school is not free, it costs a lot of
The Smith Family has launched a
back to school appeal in the hope of
attracting more sponsors to help
Canberra's disadvantaged children.
Nationally sponsors assist more
than 33,000 children each year.
Each sponsor, who remains pri-
vate, provides financial support for a
child's educational essentials.
Ms Duncan said the Smith Family
hoped to attract about 100 new
sponsors in Canberra.
Potential sponsors can visit
www.thesmithfamily.com for more
While Monica is on the road to a
full recovery Ms Nada said times
were still tough for the family with
her having trouble re-entering the
''Yes we struggle a bit, but we get
by,'' she said.
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