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Home Living : July 5th 2011
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Water waste all dried up HOMELIVING Top left: The Hibernating House keypad. Above: The keypad in use. A new household water management system is making it possible for homeowners to control their water usage, prevent costly water damage and achieve a greener, more sustainable home. The Hibernating House system not only enables households to monitor water consumption in real time, it protects against unidentified and costly leakages. Designed and developed by husband- and-wife team Karl and Katie Forti, directors of Melbourne-based plumbing business Your Waterworx, the system also allows households to test exactly how much water various appliances use. Mr Forti said he invented the system after identifying a need to prevent property damage and loss of water caused by burst pipes and hoses. ''A burst water pipe left undetected can waste in excess of one litre of water per minute or up to 43,000 litres per month,'' he said. ''With current water rates, this can cost a household in excess of $195 on their quarterly water bill, excluding the cost of any property damage caused.'' According to Insurance Statistics Australia, 8 per cent of total claims in Australia are due to burst pipes, representing more than $284 million in payouts per year. Once installed, Hibernating House performs three core functions to measure and control water consumption in the home: monitoring, diagnostic testing and isolation. Details: call Katie Forti on (03) 9568 4160 or 0400 858 591 or visit www.hibernatinghouse.com.au SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2123670 14/6 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c The Original Industry Leader in design, product & service 1300 552 330 MOB: 0400 006 263 ABSOLUTE 2246646i 15/3 www.absoluteoutdoor.net Over 30 Years Experience Builders Lic. No. 208107C Original CHARLWOOD Group Carports N Awnings N Pergolas Timber Decks N Screen Enclosures N Glass Rooms Combinations Instant back relief its all about Quality & Comfort Showroom & Warehouse 1 Vuko Place, Warriewood Home Hub Centre - Castle Hill Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Phone: 9913 1133 www.niceinteriors.com.au Phone 9634 8855 NEW 2061931 21/6 FROM ONLY $1299 Nordic Chair + Stool UP TO 40% OFF SELECTED ITEMS QUALITY LOUNGES FABRIC OR LEATHER Revitalise Your Tiles & Hard Surfaces! The great thing about tiles is that they outlast many other floor coverings. Unfortunately, over time, dirt can become ingrained in the tiles and grout joints, which can be very hard to remove by home owners. At Tile Cleaning Solutions, we have a way of cleaning that "hard to remove" dirt from tiles. The process we use utilises hot water at high pressure to remove all the in-ground dirt and oils from the tiles and grout joints. A powerful vacuum simultaneously removes the water and dirt from the floor, leaving it totally clean, just like the first day the tiles were installed. It sounds messy...it isn't. Because all the cleaning is completed in a dome that is attached to the floor, there is no mess or overspray. We can clean and/or seal all internal and external tiles, pavers, stone surfaces, stencilcrete, stencilled & concrete driveways. MINOR REPAIRS ALSO DONE BY A QUALIFIED TILER. To book in a quote or demonstration call 0401 925 090 or 0419 227 514 Tile Cleaning Solutions 2039907i 26/4 y p y y ver 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2160427i 12/4 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2063316 28/6 0 & % MDBUITINS LIVE COM AU (EAD /FFICE "OND #RESCENT 7ETHERILL 0ARK
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