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Home Living : February 15th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7 Green renovations » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Plan ahead to ensure your renovations are environmentally friendly. Which sustainable features? From solar energy to making use of wind flow and ensuring your house has adequate shading, there is a lot to consider when you decide on a ''green'' build. So make sure you know what each component entails. What suits your project? Think about how far you want to go. Would installing a water tank, putting awnings over windows and upgrading your insulation do the trick? Or do you want to make your home as green as possible by opting for solar power and using sustainable building materials? Do your homework To come to terms with how sustainable design works and what it will mean for your lifestyle, do your research by visiting showrooms and websites and reading magazines and newspapers that specialise in environmentally friendly builds and materials. Talk to the experts The more people you talk to, the more knowledge you'll glean. Make a list of questions and keep any product information you gather. Find a designer who is sympathetic Some designers are more experienced in sustainable design than others, so if you're passionate about giving your project a green feel, be sure to find a designer or architect who specialises in this area. Is your bathroom best? If you're working on making your house beautiful this season, have a look at your bathroom. And if you like what you see, you may be in to win big. Reece is on the hunt for Australia's most beautiful bathroom with $15,000 in prizes up for grabs with the winner getting $5000. Entries for the Reece Beautiful Bathroom Competition is now open and the competition is designed to discover Australia's most inspiring bathrooms and the stories behind them. Reece Bathroom marketing manager, Belinda Geels, said they were very impressed with last year's entries. ''So we are excited to see what is uncovered this year. The bathroom has morphed into a centrepiece in the home and we are predicting some stunning entries this year,'' she said. All entries must be in by April 20. Judges will look at overall look and layout, inspired design, product selection, use of space, clever ideas and an interesting description of why your bathroom is special to you. Details: reece.com.au/bathrooms SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2122128i 11/01 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD pxes100.4%,101.4% glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains firstname.lastname@example.org www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150467K HLF wk45 CALL 1300 888 743 www.theleafman.com.au All our products are manufactured from BlueScope Colorbond® Steel ELIMINATE LEAF CLOGGED GUTTERS GUTTER GUARD The Leaf Man Australia Pty Ltd - successfully protecting gutters and water collection across Australia for over 10 years. Keep your gutters and roofing protected Ensure maximum water collection with minimum debris Protect your gutters and roofline from embers and bushfires 0% Flammability & 0% Ignitability index as tested by the CSIRO Colorbond® Expanded Steel Protect your gutters and roofline from unwanted pests & vermin Preferred product for water saving systems INCLUDES FREE GUTTER CLEANING 2150485i hlc wk30
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