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Home Living : November 3rd 2009
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1 HOMELIVING ............................................ INSIDE CURTAINS Affordable options HOME OFFICE Many benefits PRODUCTS See clearly Window dressing By Pauline Priest Window dressing Hanging material at windows to ward off the heat and cold started when people began to build houses. But fabric was expensive and only the rich used it as curtains. The rise of the textile trade drove prices down, making fabric curtains available to most people. When the glass industry came, houses started to be fitted with glass, requiring fabric curtains or window blinds to protect from heat and drafts and add privacy. In 1902, the sheet glass drawing machine allowed the mass production of glass for windows. This inspired fabric manufacturers to increase production and lower prices. When China opened up to international markets, fabric production shifted to Asia, with its large labour force and low wages. This made fabric even cheaper. As technology grows there is now a wealth of options for windows, from film on the glass to blinds and shutters. And curtains remain a popular choice. 2170963i ndg wk19 phone: 02 4647 9262 0403 009 800 Tambrez Pty Ltd is a registered government installer ABN 44 130 197 796 * Federal Government Energy Efficient Home -- Ceiling Insulation Rebate up to $1600 for eligible homeowners Licence no. 32727c LIFETIME GUARANTEE 5 Bond Crescent, WETHERILL PARK PH: 9756 0235 FAX: 9757 3473 email: email@example.com We will BEAT any written quote. *Conditions apply Huge range of styles and finishes to suit your needs specialising in sliding doors and hinged doors FROM $399 *Conditions apply 22492979i hls wk7 Excellence in Service, Design & Quality Call now for a free measure and quote Service ALL Areas Wardrobe Installers Required
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