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Home Living : June 2nd 2009
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 3 DIY insulation Window film offers a solution for renovators wanting to inexpensively improve the value and energy-efficiency of their home. Windows without film can result in more heat and cold gain inside a room. Details: www.wfaanz.org.au Out of the woods Naturally Better is an industry initiative to increase awareness of the environmental benefits of using wood building materials. Wood naturally stores carbon from the atmosphere even after it is used in buildings. Timber is not only a durable and stylish material, its use also helps tackle climate change. Details: www.naturallybetter.com.au Alternative ways Look to the stars Skylights can help reduce energy use and also raise the star-rating of your home. They reduce the dependence on artificial lighting by letting in natural light and, as natural light generates less heat, they also reduce the energy needed for heating or cooling. Details: www.skydome.com.au Power it up This solar lighting/power kit just needs a battery and you have a complete solar-powered lighting set-up. With a 45W output, it can run auxiliary lights in a farm shed or holiday house. The three solar panels mount on an angled frame and are portable enough to be used on a caravan or while camping. Details: www.jaycar.com.au or 1800 022 888. In hot water Switch to solar to reduce household electricity bills and support the economy. The federal solar hot- water rebate, renewable energy certificate incentives and state rebates, bring the total subsidy available to $3200-$4960. Details: EcoSmart Hot Water, www.ecosmart. com.au or call 133 326. HOMELIVING • 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 2138759i hln wk40 we specialise in: Semi-Frameless and Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2018653i hln wk40 Showroom Open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm Saturday 8.30am - 12noon Unit3/42--46WattleRoad (entrance on Mitchell Rd), Brookvale VISION 3 A LUMINIUM WINDOW & DOOR SYSTEMS Visit our Award Winning Showroom to see Australia's Leading range of Aluminum Windows & Do Specialists in window replacement Installation work managed by a licenced builder Frameless Glass Balustrading & Pool Fencing Call for an obligation free quote Ph | 9905 9700 Sliding | Stacking | Bi-fold | Hinged | Awning Casement | Double Hung | Thermally Broke
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