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Home Living : August 18th 2009
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 5 .................................................. 2118653i hln wk31 2123085m 11/8 hln7 ●● HOMELIVING Ideal for dad ● Cedar service Developing and marketing cedar vertical drapes has kept Koala Timber Vertical Blinds at the forefront. Nowthecompanynot only manufactures timber vertical and venetian blinds, but also hasa service for cleaning and repairs. Director Nick Safwan says throughateam effort with his brother-in-law Allan Safwan, he has discovered themanyattributes of cedar vertical drapes. With an ergonomic design featuringalong handle, lightweight material andalarge foot step for extra pulling power, the Fiskars Easy Reach Weeder is an ideal gift for Father’s Day. The weeder will quickly and efficiently remove even the most stubborn of weeds roots and all. By simply locating theweedand positioning the weeder, the serrated stainless steel tine will pluck the intruder from the lawn, with minimal effort and no chemicals. The easy-eject feature removes theweedfrom the handle. The weeder costs $49.99 and is available from Bunnings, Mitre10, ThriftyLink,HomeHardware, Plants Plus and other centres. HomeLiving has Fiskars Weeders to give away. Tobein the running write in 25 words on the back ofan envelopewhyyou wantaweeder. Also write your name, address, daytime phone numberandthe nameof the paper you are reading andsend to:HomeLiving, Fiskars Easy Reach Weeder,POBox 6062, Parramatta Business District, 2150. Entries close August 26. The best entries willbecontacted. Any personal information provided will be used strictly for the purpose of this competition and will not be provided to any third party. ‘‘In the developmentwe found that cedar wasa very stable timber, lightweight and easily cut and machined,’’ he said. ‘‘It isadecorative timber that is naturally attractive, doesn’t need painting – just an oil to look good. The verticals are easily cleaned, justawipe over withadampcloth and ideal for allergy sufferers as dust can’t penetrate. ‘‘We decided to take our product tohomeshows and shopping centres to seehowit would go and nowthe product is so successful it is difficult to keep up with the demand.’’ Details: Inspect at Unit 3, 433-435 Canterbury Rd, Campsie or call 9787 4484. 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) Lic. 137155c DECORATE YOUR HOME LIFESTYLE & DECOR Excellence in all Interior Window/Door treatments FREE CONSULTATION! C by design reativeCurtains 1300 137 198 www SOLAR REBATES EXPLAINED With thousands of dollars worth of rebates and incentives available installing solar electricity and solar hot water is now not only great for the environment but a fantastic, financially sound investment in your home or business too. Local company Solar Switch can help you take maximum advantage of the rebates and incentives available having installed almost 20% of the residential photovoltaic installations in NSW in the past year. Here are the solar rebates explained. The new solar electricity rebate is no longer means tested and is open to everyone including businesses. It’s based on the Renewable Energy Certificates or “RECs” which fluctuate in value, but SolarSwitch guarantee this rebate as a high point of sale discount of $7000 for a 1.5kW system. The NSW government has also announced a terrific new solar buy back scheme, known as a “feed- intariff”, to start from January 1st 2010. Anyone with a solar electricity system will be paid four times the retail rate for the excess electricity they do not use immediately and feed into the grid. “This means an energy efficient home could save $1000 per year or more on their electricity bill if they installed a 1.5kW system.” Said Adam Tesoriero, Director of SolarSwitch. SolarSwitch make it easy for homeowners to switch to solar power by offering very personalised service with a free home assessment. “We pride ourselves on installing high quality monocrystalline panels sourced from reputable manufacturers like Conergy, which is a German Multi-National company with an Australian head office in Sydney….this is a lifetime investment after all” Said Mr Tesoriero. Conergy are one of the world leaders in solar energy systems and already supply over 1.7 million people worldwide with clean, green solar power. SolarSwitch also offer the highest quality German inverters that are the most efficient and widely used in the world. Each solar electricity installation is managed and carried out by SolarSwitch’s licensed, insured and Switch to Solar with the Solar Power Experts... Business Council of Sustainable Energy accredited electricians. There are also solar hot water rebates available of up to $4500 for those replacing an electric hot water system. Solar hot water can generate up to 90% of your hot water needs free from the sun. An electric booster kicks in whenever there is a shortfall. Conergy solar hot water systems are considered to be among the most efficient by the Office of Renewable Energy. NSW electricity prices continue to skyrocket with another 21% increase already in effect. “So with all the rebates available and the new solar electricity buy-back scheme there’s never been a better time to install solar and protect yourself against rising energy costs.” Said Mr Tesoriero For more information or a Free Home Assessment contact SolarSwitch on (02) 8985 9945 or visit www.solarswitchaustralia.com.au Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd Free Home Assessment 02 8985 9945 Solar Electricity System CALL NOW 02 8985 9945 02 8 15 YEARS GUARANTEED Dear Solar Switch, We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your company on the courtesy and professionalism on which you conduct your business. In addition, the people employed by you on the installation side are second to none. We would have no hesitation in recommending Solarswitch to anyone. Kindest regards, Mr & Mrs Hyde Sydney AFTER NEW SOLAR ELECTRICITY REBATE! 1.5KW from1KW from$5490* 1KW from AFTER NEW SOLAR ELECTRICITY REBATE OF UP TO $7000! SOLAR HOT WATER fr from TER om *After Govt Rebates and RECs. *Conditions Apply *After Govt Rebates and RECs. $990* $990* *Price when purchasing PV package *Conditions Apply 1.5KW from$6990* *Conditions Apply. $5490* $6990* *Conditions Apply
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