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Home Living : February 7th 2012
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 MB OUTDOOR LIVING PLAYING MATCHMAKER A decking's longevity depends on what type of wood is selected. FIND RIGHT WOOD FOR YOUR DECK Janita Singh SELECTING the right tim- ber for outdoor decking requires homeowners to ask a few questions before they choose. According to Boral Tim- ber marketing manager Robyn Barnes, it's import- ant to consider which tim- ber species are most suited to a location. ''Australian hardwood species are an excellent choice for decking because of their high density, toughness, colour spec- trum, natural beauty and durability,'' Ms Barnes said. Some tips to get it right Spotted Gum has a natu- ral fire resistance, making it suitable for bushfire- prone areas. This hard- wood also has a termite- resistant property. By using the same timber species inside and outside, decking can enhance the natural flow from indoor flooring to the outdoors, creating additional living space. Selecting decking timber with the right strength for the job is vital. Outdoor entertainment and living spaces require durable ma- terials. Homeowners should en- sure the product they select has been produced under a Quality Assurance system that meets Australian stan- dards. Once the selection has been made, knowing how to finish, clean and main- tain the timber will pre- serve colour and improve the deck's life- span. In order to complement an outdoor colour scheme or match the interior of a home, hardwood decking timber is easily finished with a clear decking oil or stain. It can also be left to weather and turn a soft silver-grey. A simple sand and coat with a decking finish to the exposed sur- faces will help restore deck- ing timber to its original appearance and extend its lifespan. After installation, clean and remove all metal fil- ings from drilling, nailing or other construction that may cause staining on the timber when exposed to the elements. TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C 2185166_30/8 *8mm Lexan Twinwall Polycarbonate Double-Sided UV Protected Panels are directly imported from Germany SPRING INTO SUMMER LIVING CURVED, DOMES, GABLE, FLAT, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL THE BEST PROTECTION IN ANY WEATHER 10 YEAR MANUFACTURE WARRANTY FREE MEASURE & QUOTE FACTORY PRICES Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au email@example.com PHONE: 9482 7000 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Quality Timber Blinds, and Plantation Shutters 2243953 11/10 COMPETE BLINDS & SHUTTERS WE BEAT ANY QUOTATION 1300 800 118 www.competeblinds.com.au SAVE UP TO $350! SCORCHING SUMMER SAVINGS! • The discounts listed are to be noted as a separate price deduction on the contract of sale to the consumer by the Daikin specialist. • This offer is valid for the listed systems purchased by the consumer from 1st January 2012 to 31st January 2012. • The offer applies to domestic applications only, excludes builders & commercial projects. 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au Chairs & Lounges Permanent Exhibition Showroom & Warehouse 10/1 Vuko Place Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: 02 9913 1133 Castle Hill Home Hub Centre Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Castle Hill NSW 2154 Phone: 02 9634 8855 www.niceinteriors.com.au Any size Only 3 weeks delivery Australian Made 2156479 9/8 #OPENHAGEN SEATER ONLY CM WIDE Master Builders Association HIA Member Builders Lic: 93536C Visit our Showroom: 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET Call us: For FREE measure and quote 1300 364 290 View our Website: www.pergolaland.com.au FREE QUOTES: PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CUSTOMISED dŚĞ d ĞĚ K ĚŽŽ ĚĚŝ ŽŶ ^ Ğ ŝĂůŝ HIA MASTERBULDERS ASSOCIATION AUST RALIA NEW SOUTH WALES LIBE RTY PR OC ES S STA BILITY F IRST INCORPORATED 1873 ON SALE NOW Call Judy 24/7: 0412 224 698 • 25 years experience • Call for your free consultation WEEDOO BLINDS & SHUTTERS PLANTATION SHUTTERS from $290sq.m 2210553 31/1 BUDGET BATH RESURFACING Quality at a Budget Price We Resurface: • Baths & Basins • Tiles & Accessories • Complete Bathroom Makeover • Fully Licensed & Insured • All Major Credit Cards Call for a Professional Near You!! FREE CALL 1800 042 284 www.budgetbaths.com.au 2162540 18/10 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
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