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Home Living : May 24th 2011
4 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Put another brick in the wall » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING With the renewed popularity of bricks driving an upsurge in new colours, textures and sizes, you have reason to pick brick. Boral national clay and concrete marketing manager David Francis says brick is a popular choice for home owners. ''Bricks offer a vast choice of colours and textures, with a brick to suit all architectural styles. When you also consider the effect of mortar colour, architects can really get creative with brick,'' Mr Francis said. Boral suggests a five-step guide to choosing bricks. Step 1: Style Explore ideas and designs to establish your preferred house design as this will greatly influence the type of brick chosen. Popular styles include contemporary, traditional, beach and homestead. Step 2: Location Whether you need general purpose or exposure-grade bricks and mortar joints depends on the location of the property and the conditions it's subject to. It's preferable to use exposure grade bricks if the property is near the coast and could be subjected to airborne salt spray, usually up to 1km from a beach. Step 3: Colour & Texture When deciding on colour, consider all the components of the building such as the roof, guttering and fascia, as well as doors and window frames. Limit yourself to one or two trim colours and focus on texture and decorative elements to create a unique look. Remember, bricklaying styles also provide choice. Step 4: Size While the standard 76mm high brick size remains the most popular, there is a growing interest in using different brick sizes, such as slimline and double height bricks. Step 5: Mortar The mortar joint and colour can alter the appearance of bricks considerably, allowing you to achieve a relaxed light feel or a dramatic contrasting effect. The raked version is common but rolled or ironed joints complement nearly all brick and house styles. Flush joints provide a flatter look by minimising shadow. Details: boral.com.au/ colourinspirations; or call 1300 134 002. Specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Sydney wide Free no obligation measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.betaview.com.au 2176010i 1/3 APOLLO® PATIOS Patios Pergolas Carports Decks Screened & Glass Enclosures 4647 8850 www.apollopatio.com.au Construction by Apollo Additions 166046c * conditions apply * • Exclusive Solar Lens Dome • Energy Efficient • Leak Proof • 15 Year Warranty 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 DAYLIGHT FOR DARK SPACES Showroom 4/7 Enterprise Circuit, Prestons NSW Call 9607 2440 www.solarbright.com.au 2324782i 24/5 Home Living gives you the opportunity to maximise your advertising dollar through placement in a selection of local newspapers that will most effectively reach your market -- which means more potential leads and sales opportunities for your business. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Get in with the Locals, Clarity Research, December 2010. Filter: Sydney. 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 2199658i hls w35 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE "5$'%4 3OLAR (EATING #ENTRE 5NIT %XCHANGE 0ARADE .ARELLAN .37 0(/.% • Portable Gas Heaters • Gas Log Fire Places • Wood Heaters Save up to $200 half price flue kit. • Gas Heater Service 3!,%3 o 3%26)#% /& !,, !00,)!.#%3 o ).34!,,!4)/. 2119697i 17/5 Pre-Season CLEARANCE SALE The Settler Range 18month Payment Plan (conditions apply) Gas Heaters from $330 BUILT IN WARDROBES 9725 2266 www.kingwardrobe.com.au f. 9725 2166 e. email@example.com Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park GUARANTEED TO BEAT ANY PRICE Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available 2082781i 3/5 from $389
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