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Home Living : April 14th 2009
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 ............................................... Sky's the limit The SkyCeiling creates an enhanced illusion of nature » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Simulate the rising and setting of the sun in the ceiling of your house. SkyCeilings are virtual skylights that bring pictures of the sky to interiors. The ceiling-mounted, commercial- grade SkyCeilings monitors integrate into the ceiling's framework. The Programmable SkyCeiling creates an enhanced illusion of nature by introducing changes of light and colour to the image. SkyCeilings images can mimic the rising and setting of the sun by following the intensity of daylight. A small computer can be programmed to display any geographic area and is responsible for producing the many small changes of light output. Watch a Programmable SkyCeiling simulation at: http://www.thesky factory.com.au/programmable.html . Let home dry out after flood Flooded homes take months to recover and homeowners should allow the house to completely dry before starting renovations, a building advisory service warns. Archicentre state manager Angus Kell says water damage can require chipboard cupboards, doors and plaster work to be totally replaced. ''The first telephone call following a flood is usually to an insurance company,'' he says. ''Beware of finalising a claim for the following reasons.'' Power points and switches collect mud so ensure a licensed electrician checks these before reconnection. Water can penetrate gas and other appliances, flooding pilot lights and causing damage to interior pipes. Have them checked by a licensed plumber. Floor finishes like vinyl, cork, and timber strip laid over concrete slabs may severely buckle.. Particle board expands and will collapse after being under water. Don't repair, replace. Large pools of water can typically form under the house. These areas need to be regraded to prevent long-term structural damage. Keep the under floor space well- ventilated. Concrete slabs need to be dried before laying carpet. Sub-floor central heating ducts can fill with water and may need to be cleaned or replaced. Plasterboard walls require time before repainting. The outside walls can feel dry but inside the walls are wet and invite mould. Brick-veneer walls may contain fibreglass insulation batts that absorb water and spread serious damage. Remove part of the plaster and take the batts out. Details: www.archicentre.com.au . Restoration of... Antiques to Modern Furniture • French Polishing • Upholstery • Minor Repairs • Traditional & Modern Finishes 2117932i hln wk40 Also an extensive range of quality... Sunscreen Blinds Venetians Canvas Awnings (refurbishing Service also available) Verticals D.I.Y. Service Motorisation and more www.ashingtonblinds.com.au Ycall elsewhere? Call Ashington Blinds for no specials . . . Just top quality blinds at the right price. Phone 9482 8011 for a free in-home consultation or to make an appointment to visit our factory 10/36 Leighton Place Hornsby 2206889i hlnw wk42 KITCHENS&BATHROOMS Look no further... come to Creative House SHOWROOM: Cnr Hudson Avenue & Salisbury Road Castle Hill Call 9899 6466 www.creativehouse.com.au HOURS: Tue to Fri 10am-4pm - Sat 10am-3pm 2111996i hlf wk33 Don't Relocate -- Renovate!! We can renovate your Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry Comprehensive range -- innovative designs CALL TODAY! Dealer Licence No 187520C Authorised 2282858i hln wk41 PHONE NOW For a FREE in Home Quote WINTER REWARDS 9737 0293 • SAVE UP TO $600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS • SAVE UP TO $300 ON DAIKIN MULTI SPLIT SYSTEMS • SAVE UP TO $200 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Painting New dwellings Home Extensions & alterations First floor addition Patios, decks & pergolas Complete architectural design service Finance available to approved applicants WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Suite 1 72A, Great North Road, Five Dock 8753 0856 PTY LTD HOME RENOVATION SPECIALISTS A.B.N. 66 132 232 529 Lic. 208460c 2265872i hln wk38
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