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Home Living : October 19th 2010
4 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 All hands on to the deck » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Now that spring is here, homeowners are spending more time outdoors. With this in mind, now is a good time to check whether the backyard requires any attention before the entertaining season begins. When it comes to hardwood decking, it is exposed to the elements all-year- round so needs to be looked after to maintain its rich colour and appeal. To preserve the colour, as well as improve the life of the deck, apply a finish to the surface and reapply as often as recommended by the manufacturer. Keep the deck swept to prevent the build up of dried leaves and debris and get rid of puddles of water sitting on the surface as this can result in the timber contracting when it dries. Regularly cleaning the surface will also help prevent spotting, which is caused by the build-up of materials such as metal. If the deck does turn grey from weathering, a solution of oxalic acid crystals mixed with water will help restore it to its original colour and finish. It's also advisable to inspect the deck every few months to see if any nails are sticking out or whether there are any loose boards. As well, check that there are no rotting boards. For those considering installing hardwood decking for the first time, consider the environment. Native Australian timbers are perfectly suited to our climate. Details: boraltimberflooring.com.au, 1800 818 317 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 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) has an impressive range of brand new clients with homes in your area to "show your new kitchen for our brochure when Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® HL70 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 SOLAR POWERED ROOF FAN 20% OFF • Cool down your home and save on your power bill • Adjustable Solar Panel for maximum solar gain • 10 year warranty Showroom 4/7 Enterprise Circuit, Prestons NSW Call 9607 2440 www.solarbright.com.au 2065155i hls wk17 • Exclusive Solar Lens Dome • Energy Efficient • Leak Proof • 15 Year Warranty DAYLIGHT FOR DARK SPACES
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