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Home Living : March 10th 2009
>> ADVERTISING FEATURE :: ..: =-- ...- - . ';_' _ k' fto;;; : ./ / : :- .- 4::-". - ,-- . HOMELIVING . ; 1 -""' -- 1 "J. -.ii:=r Don't be exposed Those taking advantage of the Federal Government's ceiling insulation subsidy should ensure they do not create a fire hazard with recessed downlights. Reaching temperatures of up to 300C, halogen down lights can ignite timber beams, insulation or build-up, including flammable dust if they are left exposed, unsealed or disturbed. Fire brigades have long warned of the hazards caused by exposed downlights, which in one region reportedly cause a ceiling fire about every four days. The Government has committed to paying up to S 1600 for ceiling insulation in older homes. It expects 2.7 million owner-occupiers to take advantage of the offer. However in the rush to install insulation in their ceilings, homeowners should exercise caution to ensure they do not inadvertently create an overhead fire hazard. To ensure a well-insulated and fire-safe ceiling, homeowners should install sealed retro-fit enclosures around down lights that are designed to abut insulation as well as timber beams. Australian company, Arrowform, produces an approved, off-the-shelf solution called Isolite Guard that seals off · the downlight. Available from most insulation companies for S15 each. Details: Arrowform, call 1800 852 741 or visit www.isolite.com.au Resort living in your own backyard With more people opting to holiday at home, creating a resort in the backyard is becoming appealing. For those seeking inspiration and ideas, the 2009 Pool & Spa Outdoor Living Expo, organised by the Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW (SP ASA), is a must. From this Friday to Sunday more than 80 pool. spa and outdoor living companies will display their wares and provide information and advice at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour. The expo will feature displays, special offers and new releases from suppliers and many of Sydney's award-winning pool. spa and landscape designers. Also on display will be the latest shade systems, gazebos and outdoor tiles and finishes. Whether you're interested in concrete, fibreglass or above-ground pools, the latest generation of spas, products to keep your pool or spa in top condition, or the latest in sustainable water- and energy-saving technology, there's something to suit everyone. For those who have older pools or spas, discover how to easily upgrade III .;r- I; . I r I I - I- I, - and renovate to reduce water loss, become water- and energy-efficient, and save money. For the first time the expo is also running a series of seminars on a range of topics. Visitors have a chance to win a range of prizes, including a Just Spas spa valued at almost S8000. Pool & Spa Outdoor Living Expo is open Friday, 1 pm to 9pm; Saturday, lOam to 6pm; and Sunday, lOam to 5pm. Admission: Adults, S 15; students and concession, S 1 0; and children under 16 free. Details: Visit www.poolexpo.com.au GARAGE DOOR SALES Automatic Opener F.. $458 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE .. ". .. 'I...: ;-.. DEAN FOR A FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL 9894 1233 GLIDEROL S R I GARAGE DOORS New Showroom: fj Unit E 18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL * OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE * WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS '"-;J . Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Painting .New dwellings Home Extensions & alterations First floor addition .Patios, decks & pergolas _Complete architectural design service Finance available to approved appl icants 1- I , HOME TRANSFORMATIONS pTYLTD HOME RENOVATION SPECIALISTS A.B.N. 66132 232529 Lic.20B460c Suite 1 72A, Great North Road, Five Dock 8753 0856 2153861; hlcwk28 ... ,,- FOR ALL YOUR renovations &additions I - DECKS - PERGOLAS - BATHROOMS - KITCHENS J www.dibuilding.com.ou ... ,!' :"-'''t ....Y_" '< "4 f -..'" ,- . ....--;;;= .--- ........- -- . Î,!Uj l_icaU 11 " -:::;m;,,, 1111 ' I IImmlll::::: '" 'I1!IillI'II"",\ I'i'\nl'i" .,'- ,.. _,"L",--'fil ,,111,1' "', , ..._._... Lie No: 135 759C !!!!!!!!J!tG 1300 72 71 09 Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys web: www.betaview.com.8u - email: email@example.com Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14070225197 Master Lie No 408872083 . : -.:. 0" -=- secunty :.8: 892S402 IIi1 Sky\ig.ht , , to SUit your dec'o t I ,.. \ \< out 7 Ch ec thS thiS rn a n , s / P eCI I s " n e' '0 on I ...-- <: r--J z I 0 lJj!JW:; 0Y j 3!J :;-iJJJJJJlIJY d ;;h)1J:; !JJJJJJJ !Jj is JJ j JJJ :;! Y!JJJj jj :d !Jj!J jJJJj:d 1JnJ JJjj:dJJ! pil JJ:;L J! -I !: m If) (l r --:. \\. ft . ... /1 \.3. Il!..-t ./ -.,.., __f!Ã._ . r I - - "f : , .. 1:2 '1_" ( .. I( #.'.1 * f ' ,. \ , / C)í r-) JJ ì r ----/ -- rr- Cejjjng OOffJeS () ::J _0 I\) o o !D Jì'j'Bfj ['[Jjj ]'] OD '] 0 ]] !JO l I Y - 1 I Y '- 1 I Y ' f) II P (-' -rLIýl. urf ú ýYI. / (-' ú ýY/. -J --!./ -Y..Y..Y -Y :./ -y y..YyJ y -",y J J y -Y....) J :./ J J..Y .....
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