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Home Living : October 19th 2010
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Ten ways to save » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING This Spring, think sustainability. To get the idea started, September 12 was celebrated as Sustainable House Day and to mark the occasion, the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) has 10 simple tips. ABSA CEO Alison Carmichael said the day gave people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind, and to exchange ideas. ''ABSA's members are accredited assessors and can visit homes and calculate the building's energy and water use, and provide advice on how to improve environmental performance,'' Ms Carmichael said. The Home Sustainability Assessment Scheme (HSAS) was set up as part of the federal government's Green Loans program. While loans are no longer available, free assessments are. Details: www.absa.net.au Here are ABSA's 10 simple tips for your home, with potential yearly savings: 1 Install a AAA showerhead -- save up to $100 pa; 2 Get rid of that old second fridge ($200); 3 Use energy-efficient light bulbs ($50) ; 4 Switch off lights when you're not in the room ($25); 5 Don't over-heat or over-cool rooms ($50); 6 Close doors, cover windows and seal draughts ($50); 7 Wash clothes in cold water($40); 8 Use the clothesline instead of the dryer when the sun shines ($40); 9 Don't leave appliances in standby mode($50); and 10 Don't run your pool pump for too long ($75). Details: sustainablehouseday.com &ACTORY DIRECT TO YOU .O MIDDLEMEN INVOLVED COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com "!337//$ M 2017848m 12/10 HLN 16 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 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 BUILT-IN WARDROBES SHOWER SCREENS www.completewardrobes.com.au • Small Business Award Winner 2136780i nst wk22 SOIL TEST BEFORE QUOTE CHOOSE FIXTURES &FINISHE S NO GIMMICKS BEST PRICE UPFRONT 100'S LEADING-EDGE DESIGNS MANY AWARDED BEST PRICE YOUR DESIGN OR OURS KNOCK DOWN, RE-BUILD SEMINAR 11 Nov, call Jody on 9939 3339 & register Image of home for illustrative purposes only. Builders lic no. 224579c. Treehouse 10103473 G.J. Gardner Homes is proud to announce the opening of our new Sydney North office. Whilst we may be the new name on the block, our proprietors have been building homes in this region for over 20 years! We even offer an in-house drafting facility, and together with G.J. Gardner Homes' unique design model, we can offer cost-competitive homes to an exacting standard. Homes that are custom designed to suit your block and lifestyle needs, with a total upfront cost and no hidden extras. What's more, you actually get to speak with the builder -- that's the G.J. Gardner difference. 9939 3339 www.gjgardner.com.au Unit 2, 28-30 Orchard Road, Brookvale NSW 2100 Sydney North, please welcome your newest neighbour. . . Main Showroom Narrabeen 1324 Pittwater Rd Home Hub Centre -- Castle Hill Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave STOCK CLEARANCE 10%-20% OFF Quality lounges. Made to any size. Made in any fabric. 4 weeks Delivery. A personalised recliner. Small -- Medium -- or Large. To fit your body Instant back relief It's all about QUALITY & COMFORT! Phone: 9634 8855 Phone: 9913 2075 PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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