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Home Living : March 10th 2009
HLF - Publication, Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7 Vinyl offers 'green' cover Write to Ask The Experts about individual problems in the home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or fax Ask The Experts 9689 5399. HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THE EXPERTS Wendy O'Brien buys environmentally-friendly household products to ensure family members who suffer allergies don't get sick. Mrs O'Brien wants to fit the house with new window coverings and is looking for items that are made without harmful by-products. Maison Belle Interiors owners Jim and Cherie Griffiths and son, David, say they are finding more householders want environmentally-friendly products they can use with confidence. ''With increasing awareness of health and a desire to steer clear of harmful substances, some companies have obtained certification that their soft furnishings are environmentally friendly,'' Mrs Griffiths says. ''There is an internationally recognised label for Confidence In Textiles. ''This logo signifies that the product has passed rigorous testing by independent testing institutes. ''This confirms that no harmful substances are present and that the fabric poses no risk to health''. We want to match curtains with bed covers in the eco-friendly way. Can this be done? Yes. We have specialised in quality, custom-made curtains, blinds, pelmets, swags and tails, bedspreads, upholstery and shutters for more than 40 years. We also have decorative tracks and rods, including motorised and linked blinds. At the front of the house we would like to install shutters as this is the hot and sunny side. What do you suggest? Vogue vinyl shutters are the ideal green window treatment and have no adverse impact on indoor air quality. The safety of vinyl has been overwhelmingly confirmed in more than 50 years of scientific study. Do they also efficiently keep out the heat and cold? Being completely adjustable, you can control the solar energy entering your windows and doors and efficiently reduce airconditioning costs. How long can we expect them to last? The durability of these shutters means they outlast standard draperies, blinds and shades and, with a 20-year warranty, these shutters are ideal. The vinyl shutters also assist the environment as they are produced mostly by granulated and recycled vinyl. Details: Maison Belle Interiors, 374 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills. Call 9875 1211. 374 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120 Showroom at Ph 9875 1211 2076232i hln wk33 curtains blinds shutters upholstery family business for 41 years FREE measure and quote • FULL Decorator Advice Service • BEDSPREADS • PELMETS • DECORATIVE RODS AND TRACKS Beat The Sizzling Heat Open 6 days Licence No. 144928C 2188881i hlw wk37 998 Victoria Road, West Ryde (Cnr Station Street) Ph 9809 0852 www.bathroomeffect.com.au Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm Autumn RENOVATION DEALS COME INTO SHOWROOM FOR OTHER SPECIALS Option 1 FREE fully installed framed shower screen to the value of $850 with every full bathroom renovation Option 2 FREE under floor heating up to 4sqm with timer and thermostat GREAT DEALS FOR 1ST HOME BUYERS
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