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Home Living : September 18th 2012
OUTDOORS GOING WITH THE GRAIN TIMBER DECKS ADD WARMTH Janita Singh Decks can add charm and value to your home. They can also significantly increase the usable living space on your property. GO NATIVE Sydney Flooring says native Australian timbers are an excellent choice for decking because they are perfectly suited to our climate. Species such as blackbutt and spotted gum also have fire- resisting properties making them ideal for bushfire prone areas. INSTALLING or updating an alfresco living area can en- hance your lifestyle and im- prove the value of your home. The most cost-effective and simple way to liven up your outdoor living area is with a deck and with warmer days ahead, homeowners will ap- preciate this feature. Decks can be anything from simple extensions to expensive additions --- it is all about how much time you want to spend outdoors and your budget. Built for privacy or perform- ance, the variety of deck de- signs is only limited by your imagination --- loft, platform, levelled, multi-level, pool or spa wraps, outdoor entertainment, island or as a stand-alone fea- ture. Budget, repair and mainten- ance plays a big role. Decking materials are varied. Composite wood products take less main- tenance than natural wood. With a natural wood deck you will need to stain and seal it every year. Another thing to consider is the life span of different deck materials. Wooden deck planks are susceptible to cracking and splintering, water damage and rot if not properly maintained. Hardwood decking is a favour- ite and Boral Timber says it needs regular maintenance to retain its colour and appeal. Apply a quality finish or stain to preserve the colour as well as extend the deck's lifespan. Keep the deck clean to prevent the build-up of debris and get rid of puddles on the surface. If the deck turns grey from weathering, a solution of oxalic acid crystals mixed with water will help restore it. Inspect the deck every few months to see if any nails are sticking out or if there are any loose and rotting boards. newslocal.com.au Discover Local. For tradies, services and jobs in your local area, grab your NewsLocal newspaper. DUCOLOR D D D PAINT CENTRE 60 Palmer St Guildford NSW 2161 02 9632 5055 Buy 15ltr for the price of 10ltr ULTRA PREMIUM PAINT 100% Acrylic 12 year guaranteed* Australis Pristine Australis Ceiling White Australis Sealer & U/Coat Australis All Shield NOW $135 NOW $96 NOW 105 ONLY $135 OPEN7DAYSMON-FRI7am-5pmSAT8am-2pmSUN9-12noon 60 Palmer Street GUILDFORD phone 9632 5055 DUCOLOR home brand 20lt 10lt 4lt LOW SHEEN/SEMI GLOSS ACRYLIC $123 $89 $47 CEILING WHITE $99 $67 $3050 ACRYLIC SEALER/UNDERCOAT $99 $73 $39 HIGH GLOSS/SEMI GLOSS ENAMEL - $98 $5250 ALL PURPOSE UNDERCOAT - $89 $49 Great range of leading brands of premium paints, woodcare and trade products, tools and accessories WHITE ONLY Offer ends 2/10/12 while stocks last was $155 was $119 was $130 was $155 Spring Promotion 2160834 18/9 • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ...
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