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Home Living : April 21st 2009
6 HLF - Publication, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Steering wide of boardom » ADVERTISING FEATURE The trend for wide floorboards in homes is set to gather further momentum throughout 2009. Interior designer Babette Hayes says over the past few months there's been an increasing number of clients requesting wide boards be incorporated into their home. ''This is partly due to the fact that wide boards help to open up a small living area, making it appear more spacious and inviting,'' the owner of Babette Hayes Design says. ''Also, wide boards create a stylish, modern aesthetic increasingly coveted in open-plan homes.'' Boral Timber offers three wide board sizes to help achieve this popular look -- 108mm, 130mm and 180mm. Boral Timber's wide-board portfolio includes a number of popular species such as blackbutt, Sydney blue gum and red mahogany, as well as the mountain range species which consist of new england oak, messmate, Australian beech, stringybark, and flooded gum. The range is available in either a clean, low-featured (classic) grade, moderately-featured (Australiana) grade, or a highly- featured (natural) grade. Boral Timber's secret nailing installation process can be used with its 108mm and 130mm boards, preventing the visible appearance of nail heads on a floor's surface and providing stability for wider boards. Boral Timber's hardwood products have Australian certification that they are sourced from sustainably-managed and legal sources. Details: Call 1800 818 317 or visit www.boraltimberflooring.com.au An island escape When designing outdoor areas, an island garden can add that special touch, especially when planted with drought-defying plants. In the wake of extreme weather, however, it's useful to take stock and consider those plants that have best stood up to testing times. Whether your challenge is lack of rain, too much rain, high temperatures, wild wind, or all of the above, water-wise gardening techniques and choosing the right plants for the right conditions is the way to go. Extreme winds have been an issue and while a gusty gale may whip the blooms from your blossoms, shred the leaves of palms and burn japanese maples to a crisp, it will leave your flaxes and grasses unharmed. Autumn is a very pleasant time to be working outdoors but, most importantly, it's wise to make the most of the rain showers, cooler air and soil still warm enough to get plants off to a strong start before the onset of winter. A tree, shrub or perennial planted now will be better equipped to stand up to the ravages of the next dry summer than one planted in winter or spring. Details: Visit www.tesselaar.com HOMELIVING .................................................. WHY CHOOSE ZAC HOMES We do: • Split level • Custom design • Sloping blocks Ring now for a FREE Consulation 1300 350 793 www.zachomes.com.au 2173505p hln wk42 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S 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 2120423i hlf wk31 Lic. 137155c
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