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Home Living : April 6th 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Smart ways » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING With weather changes, experts are urging homeowners to protect their roof gutters against heavy rain. Blocked or clogged gutters can cause over- flowing of water into internal roof areas. Rain Harvesting managing director Gareth Horton said blocked gutters can prevent water flowing into downpipes and when this happens rainwater redirects on to the house fascia, ceiling areas, inner walls and window frames. ''With significant overflow, rainwater can soak into fascia boards and other structures which can eventually rot and may require costly repairs,'' he said. ''Simple measures to protect critical areas where rainwater can enter will minimise damage caused by severe storms and cyclones." Mr Horton said rain heads could help prevent debris from entering downpipes, helping to eliminate blockages in gutters. Products like Leaf Eater and Leaf Beater rain heads could easily be installed on downpipes and incorporate screens that deflect leaves and debris. In addition to fitting rain heads to downpipes to improve water flow, Mr Horton said installing a gutter mesh would prevent leaves and debris from building up in gutters, allowing rain to flow freely to downpipes and away from the critical roof area. Manufactured from rust-resistant aluminium and steel, the mesh is attached to the outside edge of the gutter and secured to the roof. The system creates a self-shedding platform from which leaves and debris can blow free, rather than collecting in gutters and blocking drains. Mr Horton said a gutter mesh system could also protect buildings and extend the lifespan of roof gutters by preventing corrosion and rusting. ''By planning ahead, residents can reduce the likelihood of sustaining storm damage to their home and even improve the longevity of its structures," Mr Horton said. Details: rainharvesting.com.au • Large Showroom • Help with your Project • New Homes or Renovations • Quotation to Install • SALE NOW ON! EASTWOOD 58 BALACLAVA ROAD Ph 9874 2500 Fx 9874 1642 CASTLE HILL 1/9 PACKARD AVENUE Ph 9899 2822 Fx 9899 4056 2162109i hln wk42 Quality tiles from $11.00/m2 813i hlf wk41 Tropical Lifestyle Centre 801 Windsor Road, Box Hill 9838 1323 www.tropicallifestylecentre.com.au • Bali Huts -- any size • Locally available • Visit our display centre • We also do timber decking Tues--Fri 9am -- 4pm Sat&Sun10am--4pm create your own tropical paradise Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S 30 THIRD AVE, BLACKTOWN PHONE: 9621 1477 MON to FRI 9AM--5PM SAT 9AM--4PM SUN CLOSED $$ SAVE $$ 2226234i hlf wk41 SPECIALS On all bathroom wares, laundry, tiles and accessories VANITY PACKAGE Must present coupon. Valid till 21.04.10. LAUNDRY PACKAGE Must present coupon. Valid till 21.04.10. DOMAINE SQUARE BASIN OR WALL MIXER Must present coupon. Valid till 21.04.10. now $139 • 5 yr Warranty • Modern Design was $215 now $239 • 45L Laundry Tub with shelf • Charisma Sink Mixer (5 yr Warranty) was $320 now $359 • 900mm Semi Recessed Vanity • Charisma Mixer (5 yr Warranty) • Pop-up Waste was $459 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 40 years experience Call Kerry Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2243200i hln wk38 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!) 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au Autumn Special FREE Daikin Zone Controller with the purchase of any ducted system 2191332i hlf wk37 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152558i hln wk40
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