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Home Living : May 19th 2009
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 HOMELIVING Drawing the line Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist The past five years have seen a trend towards minimal design and decorating. This has led to an increase in the need for internalheatingand airconditioning due to windows without window treatments or, instead, blinds that offer little insulation . Timber floorboards or tiled floor surfaces should also be factored in. As well as a drain on energy, this also creates an imbalance in acoustic levels. There now is a trend to add softer features to the home, as well as accessorising with colour. Window coveringscan now be seen in a combination of blinds and curtains. There have also been innovations in pelmets and tracking systems that offer insulation. A 1C fall in temperature in the house can add up to 10 per cent to the averageheating bill. Conversely, an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling. Proper window coverings such as fully- lined curtains can preserve up to 20 per cent of totalheat. Closely-fitted, lined curtains with a pelmet are an effective wayof protecting windows from heat loss at night, they also provide extraprotection in summer. Much of the heat gained or lost in the home is through windows and doors. The glass type, frame construction, window system and its airtightness all affect the home's performance. For more information, visit www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome Details: www.eussen.com.au *All prices are subject to a deposit. All prices include installation. Metropolitan areas only. All single storey dwellings only. Not to be used with any other promotion. All estimates are based on 24 month term. A retail payment option provided by Certegy Australia Limited ABN 68 050 021 513. Conditions apply. For purchases over $7,000. Available to the first 20 Customers Only. May Promotion: buy 4 Windows + Receive 1 Free (conditions apply). Factory Showroom: 121 Fairford Rd, Padstow Ph: (02) 9771 3777 Free measure & quotes Ph:1800 658 088 www.homeclad.com.au BUILDERS LICENCE NO. 34164 ALUMINIUM WINDOWS FROM UNDER $5 A DAY PATIO COVERS/CARPORTS GUTTERS INSULATED ROOF SCREEN ENCLOSURE CLADDING FROM UNDER $13 A DAY MAY OFFER! BUY 4 WINDOWS &GET1FREE LET HOMECLAD DO IT FOR YOU WITH EASY REPAYMENTS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS! NO INTEREST EVER! IMPROVE YOUR HOME WITH EZI PAY P 2218441i hlf wk45 cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Sur vey, September 2006 • SLIDING or HINGED DOORS • TIMBER • COLOUR PANEL • PAINTED • MIRRORED • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic. 185684C FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2135912i hlc wk40 QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES MANUFACTURER DIRECT WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2158952i hlw wk41 C/L 196633C Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15
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