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Home Living : April 7th 2009
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 7, 2009 5 Neighbourly folks » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING With longer working hours and privacy concerns, there's a good chance many people don't know their next-door neighbours. Prof Robert Cummins of Deakin University and author of The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index says when people don't know the people living around them, they don't feel as safe. Released in January, the index found that people in regions with small populations have a greater sense of belonging and safety -- two factors which contribute to their wellbeing. ADT Security general manager Mark Norton says with so much crime reported, it's no wonder many of us fear and mistrust the people in our own neighbourhoods more than we should. Yet with police crime strategists anticipating home burglary rates will rise as a result of the economic downturn, it is important that a good relationship with neighbours is maintained. There are several community initiatives -- Neighbourhood Watch, Know Your Neighbour Week and Neighbour Day -- designed to improve relations with the people next door. ''The safest and most secure communities are the ones in which people know their neighbours,'' Mr Norton said. While having good neighbours can enhance feelings of safety, ADT Security tell people there is no substitute for locking up and installing an alarm. Details: Visit www.adtsecurity.com.au Save that precious old toy » ADVERTISING FEATURE When your rocking horse is a broken-down nag it's time to call the Rocking Horse Man. For young children, years of riding pleasure can continue with the restoration of that old rocking horse. The Rocking Horse Man, Warren Moore, replaces manes, tails, rejuvenates cracked and damaged timbers and fixes wobbly rocker stands. ''Like a piece of antique furniture, restoration enhances the value of these precious heirlooms,'' he said. Restoring a rocking horse will increase both the riding pleasure and the owner's investment. ''Many wooden rocking horses, some 50 to 100 years old, have stood the test of time with many families holding on to their favourite and fondest childhood memories. ''To see a child's face light up with excitement when their own lifelike pony arrives is extremely satisfying. Mr Moore also makes rocking horses and says whether it is a new or restored rocking horse the excitement is just the same. Getting rid of the old toxic paint and making them safe again is another thing that happens at the Rocking Horse Man's repair workshop. Details: the Rocking Horse Man on 9481 9504 or 0418 673347. .................................................. Revitalise Your Tiles & Hard Surfaces! The great thing about tiles is that they outlast many other floor coverings. Unfortunately, over time, dirt can become ingrained in the tiles and grout joints, which can be very hard to remove by home owners. At Tile Cleaning Solutions, we have a way of cleaning that "hard to remove" dirt from tiles. The process we use utilises hot water at high pressure to remove all the in-ground dirt and oils from the tiles and grout joints. A powerful vacuum simultaneously removes the water and dirt from the floor, leaving it totally clean, just like the first day the tiles were installed. It sounds messy...it isn't. Because all the cleaning is completed in a dome that is attached to the floor, there is no mess or overspray. We can clean and/or seal all internal and external tiles, pavers, stone surfaces, stencilcrete, stencilled & concrete driveways. MINOR REPAIRS ALSO DONE BY A QUALIFIED TILER. To book in a quote or demonstration call 0401 925 090 or 0419 227 514 Tile Cleaning Solutions 2157174i hln wk38 classichomeimprovements.com.au Bld Lic. 66902C We take care of design, council approval and construction. Call today for a FREE quotation phone 1300 721 150 Showroom open 7 days: 152 Russell Street Emu Plains While interest rates are low..... 2148009i hln wk40
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