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Home Living : May 11th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7 Control the light and heat » ADVERTISING FEATURE More than any other feature, windows set the tone of your home by providing views, ventilation, daylight and a sense of space. They also have a critical role in your home's comfort and energy consumption. Central heating and airconditioning make a home more comfortable but use energy, cost money and create greenhouse gases. Glass is the only building material that not only insulates us from temperature extremes but can also control the passage of light and heat into and out of our homes. Installing energy-efficient glass for windows is a new trend. In winter we endure extra energy costs for heating. So there is no better time to start thinking about improving our homes' energy- efficiency. Ordinary windows are an energy leak. A typical, adequately insulated building that uses ordinary glass can lose as much as 49 per cent of heat through the windows in winter. Energy-efficient windows can create a healthier, more comfortable, light-filled and secure home, as well as help reduce energy consumption. Greater energy-efficiency lets you have larger window areas as well, maximising views and natural light and giving you perfect indoor-outdoor living. You can also combine energy-efficient glass with windows that reduce noise as well as the need for cleaning, and provide protection from intruders. To maximise your home's potential and to decide your specific glazing needs, visit Viridian's recently launched seebeyondwindows.com ''Seebeyondwindows.com shows the consumer that the great virtue of the high-performance windows and glass available today is that it provides a tangibly more comfortable and liveable home," said Viridian general manager of marketing Lachlan Austin. ''Simply by identifying key issues at the early design stage, attractive glass products can be selected to best meet the needs of the home. ''The right choices made up-front can deliver lifelong energy-efficient performance and permit considerable savings over the life of the dwelling," Mr Austin said. Viridian is the glass manufacturing and processing business of CSR Ltd. It is a progressive and innovative market leader in Australasia, whose focus is on improving the sustainability of Australia's built environment. What to consider: Summer. Simple toned glass can absorb much of the solar energy striking its surface, the glass itself can get hot and this heat will be re- radiated into your home, making it harder to cool. Winter. Double glazing works by introducing a second layer of glass to create a static air gap and transparent insulating barrier. It also keeps the inner pane of glass closer to room temperature. Details: viridianglass.com; seebeyondwindows.com HOMELIVING Strongest wall repairs! Strongest ceiling repairs! Ceilings restored like new! New stunning period ceilings! Designer kitchen ceilings! Designer master bedrooms! Ceilings painted arches, etc! Work further than Australian standard! Reasonable prices 40 years experience Reasonable prices working for the general public. Past homes features in "Fine Houses of Sydney" and the "Federation House" 2175898i hln wk46 Beautiful Ceilings & Interiors Call Kerry Kelaher Phone: 0406 798 557 Gold Lic No: R80718 "Many DIYers repair the cracks then paint the surface, only to find within a short time the job starts to break down" glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains email@example.com www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150918K HLN wk45 SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER SPECIALS SAVEUPTO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172567i hln wk42
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