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Home Living : November 25th 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Lighting up the garden made easy Hardware markets offer several DIY garden lighting systems, yet there is nothing to stop you custom-designing your system for a garden, pathway or outdoor entertaining area. All garden lighting systems are low voltage and run off a transformer which plugs into an electric socket. The first step is to decide on the areas you want illuminated and how you would like them lit. If it is practical illumination you are after you will probably need only step lights or spike lights. If you want to highlight a feature you need up-lights with higher wattage. Decide on your lighting plan and measure the area before consulting a lighting supplier. The supplier will advise you on the type and number of lights, the amount of cable and the type of transformer you will need. Lay out your lights in their desired locations and lay the cable to match along the network. Use 10m cable for the first length, which goes from the transformer to the first light, to avoid any voltage drop. If you want to conceal the wires below the ground, no more than 100mm depth is required. Cut the cable to the correct length and bare the two strands of wire within the cable. Join the two strands of wire to one of the wires on the light, twist and cap with one of the plastic caps with which you have been supplied. Pass a naked flame over and around the heat-shrink cap. Once you see it contracting or bubbling slightly an adequate seal has been achieved. From the first light onwards, you can use 6mm cable. Cut that cable, bare the wires, join them to the first lights other cable, twist together and seal with another heat-shrink cap. Repeat this process to the end of the network. Details: Visit www.renobrothers.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org HOMELIVING • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains Visit our NEW Showroom / Factory 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com Shutter Specialists Call us for a FREE measure, quote and advice ph 9938 4377 *Special offer ends 31 January 2009 FREE INSTALLATION on all internal timber shutters* Sails | External blinds | Folding Arm Awnings Privacy Screens |Clear Blinds | Wind-rated umbrellas EST. 1991 License No. 140327C PH 9979 6477 UNIT 33, 5 PONDEROSA PDE, WARRIEWOOD www.crea tiveca nva s.com.a u Creative Canvas 2231839i hln wk20 we specialise in: Semi-Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Pool Fences Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2160128i hlc wk35 Receive *FREE single door awning (800mm x 600mm) Valued at $500 OPENING ROOF INSULATED AWNING PERGOLA GLASS ENCLOSURE LIC 168459c AUSTBIND PTY LTD Call Now for your FREE In-home design & p 3 Marsh St Granville *Conditions apply Ph. 9897 0300 FIRST CALL BONUS OFFER 2075515i hln wk17 Modular Rooms Aluminium Windows Gutters & Fascia Glass & QLD Rooms Cladding Decking Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2186337i hln wk42 TIME 4 TIMBER 24 Ada Avenue, Brookvale Fax 9905 3316 www.time4timber.com.au Phone 9905 3314 2083608im 23/9 wk13 We specialise in DETAILED JOINERY and TIMBER FIT-OUTS Do you need RARE, EXOTIC TIMBERS in your home? Mackay Cedar Raintree Lots more... River Red Gum Camphor Laurel Burls Australian Red Cedar Blackbutt Dining Tables Kitchen Benches VanityTops Ba r Tops Boardroom Tables Custom-made Furniture Bench Seats Coffee Tables Slab Flooring Kitchens Entertainment Units ENROL NOW for our upcoming WOODWORKING CLASSES showrooms | brookvale | minchinbury | narellan open7days www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au 1300 800 600 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22
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