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Home Living : November 3rd 2009
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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. ulation FREE* energy saving We complete a proper assessment of the job and provide you with a free measure and quote With over 35 years experience in energy savings, we are the trusted experts Mark Group is a registered installer with the Australian Government Installer Provider Register We insulate over 6000 homes across the globe every week We only use fully employed installers that are trained and TAFE accredited so we ensure that we control quality from beginning to end We only use premium grade insulation that meets Australian Standards from the best manufacturers www.markaustralia.com.au Call 1800 65 65 30 Call today as our skilled professionals are currently installing in your neighbourhood. Stock available now! For the average home or investment property the government rebate of $1600* will cover the cost of insulation Ask Mark the insulation expert you can trust
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