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Home Living : April 27th 2010
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1 Be cool in full brick » ADVERTISING FEATURE Over the next three years electricity prices are expected to rise for NSW householders by a staggering 64 per cent -- the biggest increases ever seen. So it makes even more sense now to consider energy- efficiency when building your new home. Lengthy research conducted by the University of Newcastle has conclusively shown that full-brick walls even out extreme temperature fluctuations better than any other building material on the market, making it easy to slash energy bills. Lillian and Alf Tornatore have experienced first-hand the many benefits of full-brick construction. Their old home was full brick and now they have replaced it with a new full-brick house constructed by Rawson Homes. ''We chose the traditional brick look to suit the area we are living in. But we have found so many more benefits we had not thought about before,'' Mrs Tornatore says. ''The house is great in summer. There is a noticeable difference in temperature when you come in the front door, which we expected. It's so much cooler inside. We expect to save a lot of money now as we rarely turn on the airconditioner, except in the extreme heat." Austral Bricks NSW marketing manager Natalie Frendo explained why this is so. ''The thermal mass of bricks naturally irons out temperature variations to a range more consistent with the ideal family comfort zone, as the Tornatore family have discovered,'' he said. ''Bricks keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter, and can save you a fortune in heating and cooling bills over the lifetime of your home.'' Full-brick has become the gold standard for sustainable living and enhanced quality of life. There is a trend back to full-brick homes as people discover the many benefits these homes offer and realise that homes of the future need to be more sustainable. Details: 13 27 42 or fullbrick.com.au HOMELIVING ............................................. Website wonder Inspirations Paint & Colour has unveiled its new website, which has easy-to- use interactive features for customers. ''Our new site is the destination for inspirational ideas and easy-to-follow advice on all things paint and colour," said Inspirations national marketing manager Joel Goodsir. The website is split into four sections: Photo Gallery, Choosing Colour, Choosing Paint and Painting Advice. Then the My Inspiration feature allows customers to log in and collect photos, colours, products, costs and promotional vouchers, which they can print and take to their nearest store. Details: InspirationsPaint .com.au 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* • Timber verticals • Timber Venetians • Timber shutters • We clean and repair all kinds of blinds The timeless look of natural timber blinds & verticals T. 9787 4484 3/433-435 Canterbury Rd, Campsie www.koalatimberverticalblinds.com.au Custom made Free quotes 2217890i hlc wk19
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