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Home Living : September 21st 2010
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 DON'T PAY TOO MUCH CALL NOW FOR FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE INTEREST FREE TERMS AVAILABLE (TAP) 2264602i hlc wk02 1300 289 655 www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au I.S.No 1 WHOLESALE Direct to the public 'BRISBANE' AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD LOW TV UNIT (1930 x 520 x 640 high) Acacia Chocolate Stain Also available in Acacia Ironbark and Bunya Oak p $389 (Fully assembled) 'ROSWELL' AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD COFFEE TABLE (1280 x 750 x 450 high) Acacia Ironbark Stain Also available in Acacia Chocolate and Bunya Oak p $249 (Fully assembled) InStyle Furniture 6-8 Wingate Rd. MULGRAVE/MCGRATHS HILL (Windsor) Phone 9679 1000 OPEN 7 DAYS 9-5pm Bring your trailer or we can arrange delivery. OVER 250 DIFFERENT STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM InStyle Furniture, quality hardwood furniture at pine prices 2241993i hln wk9 http//stores.ebay.com.au/instyle-furniture-collections .com.au IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! Visit our online store at: stores.ebay.com.au/Instyle-Furniture-Collections DISPLAY CABINET 2 door 4 shelf (980w x 430d x 1800 high) Bunya Oak Also available in Acacia, Ironbark and Chocola Our pric $ (Fully assembled) Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) Wardrobe Specialists www.kingwardrobe.com.au 2114646i hlw wk10 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park from $389 GUARANTEED TO BEAT ANY PRICE Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 conditions apply 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2156159i hlw wk12 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 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL RO PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning •Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessorie AMMIT 2103876i hlw wk1 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE
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