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Home Living : February 21st 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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. 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 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 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 9625 9924 0412 458 249 Email: email@example.com $TART $AVING MONEY TODAY! ELECTRICITY BILLS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF?? LET US HELP... CALL NOW 2089327 21/2 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40
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