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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. *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: WEST 31666 30 Years of local manufacturing. Best quality and price guaranteed. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) Check out our NEW website at www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs 60% OFF * UP TO SPRING CLEARANCE SALE! 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 ... 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 #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2181890 20/3 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size
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