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Home Living : September 21st 2010
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Why brick is rock-solid » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING When it comes to the environment, everyone wants to do their bit. We reduce landfill by taking our own bags shopping, recycle used papers and bottles, and turn off lights when we leave the room. But the biggest culprit, when it comes to carbon emissions, is our home heating and cooling requirements. A massive 39 per cent of average household energy consumption comes from running airconditioners and heaters. Homeowners seriously concerned with reducing their carbon footprint need to go back to basics. ''Reducing the impact your home has on the planet can be as simple as choosing the right building materials," Austral Bricks NSW marketing manager Natalie Frendo said. ''We have been undertaking quantitative research in partnership with the University of Newcastle and all the studies show that homes built in full- brick have greatly reduced the need for airconditioners and heaters, slashing household energy consumption and resulting in far fewer greenhouse gas emissions,'' he said. ''That means lower energy bills. Research found that the thermal mass of bricks absorbs the heat, slowing its movement through walls and evening out temperature changes better than any other type of building material. Bricks shield your home from the extremes of the harsh Australian climate -- making it naturally cooler in summer and warmer in winter," she said. As significant as this reduction in energy use is, the environmental benefits of building in full brick do not end here. Researchers have been studying the relationship between building materials, construction processes and their environmental impact. Bricks come out winners when it comes to embodied energy per kilo, consuming less than many products we might incorrectly perceive to be environmentally sustainable, such as plywood, many types of home insulation materials, paint, glass and even recycled steel and aluminium. ''When paired with passive design principles, building or renovating in full- brick is the best way to drastically reduce your home's environmental impact,'' Ms Frendo said. Details: fullbrick.com.au or phone 1800 670 235 www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens APOLLO® PATIOS Patios Pergolas Carports Decks Screened & Glass Enclosures 4647 8850 www.apollopatio.com.au Construction by Apollo Additions 166046c * conditions apply * Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (Opp. Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2052578i hlc wk2 *To approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. See in-store for details. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited. ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. FINANCE AVAILABLE* INTEREST FREE NO DEPOSIT! APPLY NOW! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633 MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 conditions apply 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2155683i hls wk12 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2193206i hlw wk13 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save on energy cost all year round EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN 4/45-47 Whyalla Place Hoxton Park Ph 9608 6688 HLS 2399433iL WK02 MINDA SECURITY SHUTTERS & GRILLS Best Quality Shutters Direct from the Factory Protect Your Home Special Price Free Quotes & Measure
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