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Home Living : February 21st 2012
MB HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, 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 spot-on 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. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2116783m 13/12 0 Sheds for Rural -- Domestic -- Industrial Capital Steel Buildings -- South West Unit 2/14 Porrende St, Narellan Visit our Showroom -- Open 6 Days PHONE 4647 1055 "Built on Service" Lic 219016c Full Custom Designs www.csbsouthwest.com.au www.shedsafe.com.au (see who is accredited by the ASI in your area) All prices listed above include gst and 1 or 2 roller doors as applicable -- shed engineering currently reg.A. TCat.3. IL2. If higher engineering required customer needs to advise applicable wind speeds etc. BUILDER LIC NO 219016C ABN 33 626 180 749 -- delivery available - concrete prices based on a level -- accessible site . Free onsite visit available to confirm before depositing. $6400 2016717i 19/4 CHEAPEST SHEDS IN MACARTHUR Double & Carport from $5,650 5.4 x 6 x 2.4 kit $3900 -- build $700 -- slab $2200 6x6x2.4kit $4400--build $700 --slab$2375 7x7x2.4kit $5200--build $800 --slab$3200 6x9x2.4kit $5600--build $900 --slab$3560 7 x 10.5 x 2.4 kit $6500 -- build $1200 -- slab $4850 9 x 10.5 x 2.4 kit $8200 -- build $1400 -- slab $6200 ALL SHEDS FULLY CUSTOMISED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS Barns from $7400 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 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service ")''%2 3(/72//- o .%7 ,/#!4)/. o ./7 /0%. #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2081476 31/1 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size
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