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Home Living : August 18th 2009
2226056i hlf wk08 6 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2160314i hlf wk34 .................................................. ●● HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE Cedar service ● DIY dangers DIY renovators and ownerbuilders risk death or serious injury if they don’t follow appropriate safety procedures, Archicentre state manager Angus Kell said. ‘‘Injuries are usually caused by the non-use of personal protective equipment, inappropriate tools, unsafe work practices and insufficient safety precautions,’’ he said. ‘‘Falls from ladders can cause fractures of limbs, ribs and wrists.’’ Developing and marketing cedar vertical drapes has kept Koala Timber Vertical Blinds in the forefront of the market. Nowthecompanynot only manufactures timber vertical and venetian blinds, but also hasaservice for cleaning and repairs. Director Nick Safwan says througha team effort with his brother-in-law Allan Safwan, he has discovered themany attributes of cedar vertical drapes. ‘‘In the developmentwefound that cedar wasavery 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 to homeshows and shopping centres to seehowit would go andnowthe product is so successful it is difficult to keep up with the demand.’’ To inspect the range, call in at Unit 3, 433-435 Canterbury Rd, Campsie. They are open six daysaweek – from 8.30am to 4.30pmMondayto Friday, and from 8.30am to noon on Saturday. Obligation-free measure and quotes are carried out in the metropolitan area. Just call 9787 4484. FREE DESIGN & QUOTE Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C Mr Kell said that with long delays in getting tradespeople and high property costs,many people were turning towards DIY projects. ‘‘Get acquainted with potential hazards before you pick up power tools or climb ladders,’’ he said. ‘‘Keep work areas, floors and benchtops tidy to avoid slips and trips. Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. ‘‘Read the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep your power tools’ safety guards in place.Makeall necessary adjustments to powered machines before switching them on. Never attempt activities beyond your level of skill.’’ GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Automatic Opener Fr $450 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE SALES • SERVICES • PARTS • INSTALLATIONS THOMSON’S OUTDOOR PINE WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU 9894 1233 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS FREE LOCAL DELIVERY 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH PHONE:9980 7611 www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au PLANTATION SHUTTERS “GET THE WOW FACTOR” NOTHING TO PAY ‘TIL 2011** CALL 13 61 21 NOW * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. 40% off Half Price Shutters retail price list. ** Available to approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees & charges apply. Interest and payments are payable after the interest free and payment deferred period. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. CALL 13 61 21 NOW Unit E18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN ROLLER SHUTTERS “PROTECT YOUR FAMILY” 40% OFF
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