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Home Living : April 27th 2010
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5 Warm wood » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING There's nothing more luxurious than stepping out of bed on a chilly morning on to a warm and comfortable floor. What many homeowners don't realise is that it's possible to successfully lay solid wooden flooring over all types of underfloor heating if you follow a few simple guidelines. Sydney Flooring director and founder Bill Durkowyak has been installing timber floors for more than 50 years and still gets a buzz when his clients realise the natural charm and character timber flooring brings to their home. But Mr Durkowyak offers sage advice for clients considering the installation of heating beneath a timber floor. ''The biggest factor to consider is the choice of timber product," he says. ''All natural timbers react to wet and dry changes in the atmosphere and heat will naturally create a shrinking effect known in the industry as 'gapping'. Clients need to be aware of gapping and what can be done to minimise damage to their new timber floor.'' Ask about timber product specifications plus details on structure, dimensions and preparation the timber has undergone prior to manufacture. ''All good timber floor companies should have this information readily available," Mr Durkowyak said. ''For example, while all timbers react fairly similarly to drying conditions, timbers such as tallowwood and ironbark are some of the slowest to react and may be a better choice than, say, cypress pine." Also ensure that the site is correctly prepared and that a suitable temperature control system is installed as temperatures above 26˚C can permanently damage timber floors. Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hln wk32 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT ROLLER SHUTTERS PLANTATION SHUTTERS ASK ABOUT SMART STILE CALL 13 61 21 NOW UNIMAIL RP290909 This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. * Available to approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees & charges apply. Interest is payable on any balance outstanding at the end the interest free period. The minimum monthly contractual payment is 3% of the account balance or $40.00 whichever is the greater, and includes an establishment fee of $70.00 and a monthly account keeping fee of $4.95. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment will not pay the account out within the interest free period. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. FULLY INSTALLED FROM $40 PER MONTH* CALL 13 61 21 NOW INTEREST FREE UNTIL 2011* NO INTEREST* EVER! *All prices are subject to a deposit. All prices include installation. Metropolitan areas only. All single storey dwellings only. Not to be used with any other promotion. All estimates are based on 24 month term. A retail payment option provided by Certegy Australia Limited ABN 68 050 021 513. Conditions apply. For purchases over $7,000. April Offer only, available to the first 20 Customers Only. Factory Showroom: 121 Fairford Rd, Padstow Ph: (02) 9771 3777 Free measure & quotes Ph:1800 658 088 www.homeclad.com.au BUILDERS LICENCE NO. 34164 ALUMINIUM WINDOWS PATIO COVERS/CARPORTS INSULATED ROOF SCREEN ENCLOSURE CLADDING FROM UNDER $13 A DAY APRIL SPECIAL FREE BAR FRIDGE FOR ORDERS MINIMUM $7000 AND FIRST 20 CUSTOMERS 2246800i hlf wk40 *CONDITIONS APPLY FROM UNDER $5 A DAY GUTTERS
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