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Home Living : February 21st 2012
MB HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1 ECO FLOORING NO MEAN FEET Janita Singh Recycled timber, even used outdoors, can enhance and add value to your home renovation. THINK AHEAD Planning your next flooring project can save you time and money. New technology means you can even do the flooring yourself, but getting basic information is the secret to success. Decide what type of flooring suits your lifestyle and budget. Estimate the cost of materials. If doing the job yourself, labour costs can be kept to a minimum. Talk to floor experts and get some tips. Read and collect information from relevant books and magazines. Before walking into a hardware shop, measure the room. This way you can get some idea of basic costs. Many hardware shops offer online calculators. Find out about after-care and if products come with warranty. ENVIRO-FRIENDLY RENOVATION TURNING OLD INTO NEW WITH so much talk about saving the environment, it makes sense to think green with home projects. One way to update your home is doing the floors, and with the green theme in mind, look at environmen- tally friendly ways to do it. There is a great range of flooring material that can be classified as eco-friendly, such as bamboo. It is durable, easily grown, renewable and re- quires very little pesticide to grow, making it a perfect choice if you want to do your environment a favour. Many people are also opt- ing for recycled material -- someone's trash can be your treasure. Using recycled building material saves the environ- ment and a pile of money. Check hardware stores and sales on used flooring. Floorboards are com- monly recycled and good quality means longer life. Older recovered wood, when polished and put in a pattern, has great appeal. When choosing recycled floorboards, check thoroughly for quality. Similarly carpets in good condition can be reclaimed from office buildings and used to make affordable domestic floor coverings. The right flooring will add value. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org ACCURATE AS A LASER BEAM Laser Level is a great tool for setting out and constructing the floor frame. It's accurate and will save time with its accurate readings. POPULAR OPTION FOR FLOORS Polished concrete is a popular flooring choice in many homes. It's not only durable and cheap but looks good and you can install floor heating for winter. COMMONLY REPORTED COMPLAINTS NSW Fair Trading says many complaints about electrical goods involve unsatisfactory service, refund or repair disputes and defective goods. 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 Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2201012 31/02 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 Quality Timber Blinds, and Plantation Shutters 2243953 11/10 COMPETE BLINDS & SHUTTERS WE BEAT ANY QUOTATION 1300 800 118 www.competeblinds.com.au
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