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Home Living : May 11th 2010
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Smart ways » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING THE possible tripling of domestic energy costs over the next 10 years has placed the heat on housing design principles for the vast majority of mass-produced homes in Australia. These designs often have poor orientation and energy-guzzling appliances, says Australian Institute of Architects building advisory service Archicentre. The energy-wise home needs a mix of well-insulated, high-thermal mass, intelligent glazing and ventilation. Archicentre NSW state manager Angus Kell said the energy costs were highlighted recently by Origin Energy chief executive Grant King. Mr King said energy prices tripling in 10 years would mean homeowners could be paying more than $100 a week for energy. He said cost-saving started with the design and siting of the home, including making provision for natural light in the living areas and gaining maximum benefit from solar heating and water harvesting. Archicentre does more than 20,000 house reports on these aspects each year. The first step in orientation is maximising the northern aspect, where exposure to the sun is best controlled. Eaves and pergolas can be designed to block the summer sun but allow winter sunshine to penetrate. Deciduous trees can achieve the same effect. It is important to position rooms based on access to views and sunshine. Insulation is crucial. Lining the roof, walls and floor can reduce heat loss in winter, and heat gain in summer. Glass is a very poor insulator. In an energy-efficient design think about size, location, glazing type and window coverings. Details: archicentre.com.au 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 COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com 2119221m 6/4 Tue41 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 An alarming crime fact Burglary is a fact of life, but that needn't worry you. With monitored alarms available 24/7, rapid response teams and professional home security solutions tailored just for you, ADT is always there. Knowing you have taken simple steps to look after your home, family and possessions day and night, whether you're at home or away. That's the ultimate peace of mind. And right now, you can get security monitoring from less than $1 per day. Total monitoring cost $1078.20, based on a monitoring contract with an Initial Term of 3 years with 36 monthly payments of $29.95. Excludes alarm installation. Standard terms and conditions apply. Call 131 238 or visit w ww.adtsecurity.com.au ADT Always There® SYD1-2MAR14 "One Australian home is burgled every 1-2 minutes." * * Source: Statistics compiled by ABS based on figures provided by State and Territory police organisations, 2005. Security Licences: VIC No. 65201491P | WA No. SA25942 | SA No. ISL152299 | NSW No. 405187443 | ACT No. 17501009 | QLD No. 3258669 DESIGN KITCHENS 'The art of relaxing begins with making the most of all the spaces in your home.' SARAH DE LANCELLE DESIGNER AT dk now showing in dk design kitchens MOSMAN 528 Military Rd P 9960 3844 CROMER 19 Orlando Rd P 8978 6777 and on the web at www.dkdesignkitchens.com.au From the kitchen to the wardrobe, visit us now and see for yourself how quality and innovation can make your dream plans a reality, in all your personal spaces. DK1424.2 One wonder! Help is just one click away with the handy FirstCall pendant. Click! and it automatically phones your family and friends. No monitoring fees. No contracts. For greater peace-of-mind and securit y for loved ones, make FirstCall your first call! Medical Alarms CALL 1300 994 096 or www.firstcallconnect.com.au PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: email@example.com Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34
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