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Home Living : February 21st 2012
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 MB FLOATING FLOOR Luke Van Dyck LUKE says ... A floating floor is made up of a timber veneer layer on either a plywood or backing board. It comes pre-finished, boxed in set lengths. It has a clip-lock system that you simply clip together. It is easy to carry and sold per square metre. The more expensive boards have a thicker layer or a real hardwood timber veneer which can be sanded. They also have a stable plywood base. This sys- tem is very easy to install. Because it is pre-finished you can walk on it as soon as it's installed. You will also need an under- lay for the boards to sit on. The best underlays have an acoustic rating. It can go over a concrete slab making it a popular choice in apartments. The surface should be dead level for this system to work. If it's not the floating floor will not sit properly and will bounce or flex and unclip when you walk on it, causing damage. FLOORING DON'T GET FLOORED CHOOSE TIMBER: IT'S ONLY NATURAL Solid hardwood floorboards are a favourite of celebrity television presenter, builder and author Luke Van Dyck. Janita Singh TWO common types of sub-floor structures for Australian homes are concrete slab and timber- framed joist and bearers con- struction. Celebrity television presen- ter, builder and author, Luke Van Dyck, talks about how proper flooring can either make or break a home's feel and appeal, and ways to choose wisely in his new book Home Maintenance. ''The size of your family and lifestyle you want will be factors in deciding floor surface,'' he says. Then family allergies, pets, appeal in the room, wear and tear will all help in your decision-making process. Van Dyck, a third generation builder and in the trade for a decade, says his favourite is solid hardwood flooring. ''There are many varieties to choose from so you can really tailor the colour and look that you desire,'' he said. ''As timber is a natural prod- uct, I recommend you get it delivered to site two weeks prior to the installation. This will allow the timber to ac- climatise and get the exact site- specific humidity content. Home Maintenance: RRP $35. 3AMMUT 3TREET 3MITHFIELD WWW GLIDEROL COM &/2 ! &2%% -%!352% 15/4% #!,, o -ANUFACTURERS OF RESIDENTIAL ROLLERS DOORS o 3ECTIONAL OVERHEAD DOORS o !UTOMATIC GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS 2059752i 11/01 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 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area 82 Glendenning Road Glendenning Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning kits • Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessories AMMIT 2143006 17/1 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 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 newslocal.com.au Discover Local. For tradies, services and jobs in your local area, grab your NewsLocal newspaper. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2116783m 13/12 0
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