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Home Living : October 19th 2010
4 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 E MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 conditions apply 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2112552i hls wk14 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2122180i hlw wk11 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Beat the Summer rush & save $$$ EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN 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 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 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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