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Home Living : August 5th 2008
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Shutters great for western sun Write to Ask The Experts about individual problems in the home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or fax Ask The Experts 9689 5399. HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THE EXPERTS Yvonne Taylor has a west-facing window she wants to cover internally. She wants the versatility of being able to open the window for light and airflow yet also needs to insulate and protect her furnishings and flooring. Mrs Taylor asks what product should she be looking for? Supershades manager Kathryn Silkman says one of the best products in this case would be plantation shutters. Shutters are an extremely affordable product and are manufactured in a wide range of materials to suit all situations and budgets. Will they keep the heat out in summer and the cold during winter? Yes. Shutters have excellent insulation properties. They enable you to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer while also enabling air flow control. But I don't want dark timber as it will not go with anything in my house. Shutters are made with a variety of finishes and may be stained or painted to any colour you desire. There is an extensive range of standard colours to select from, or we can custom colour to match your frames and furnishings. I need to be able to clean them easily -- are they difficult to keep clean? The blades come in three widths 63mm, 89mm, and 114mm and require a simple wipe over with a damp cloth. Shutters tend not to gather a lot of dust as a rule because of their smooth finish and especially when they are operated daily. Won't they restrict the view? By using the 89mm or 114mm blades with a clearview tilt you will be pleasantly surprised at just how open and free your view is. Shutters are available with a hinged, sliding or bifold format, enabling you to either open the blades completely for view and airflow, or completely move them off the window area if preferred. Where can I see the range? Supershades offer a complete window furnishing service for both inside and out. This includes a free consultation, measure and quote as well as a comprehensive display of all types of window covering options in their showroom. I've heard that some timber can warp and the shutters don't fit the window properly is this so? Our comprehensive shutter range has undergone stringent testing and trials for performance for warping, fading, peeling and we therefore are very confident they will perform extremely well and not let you down. They are durable, comprising mortise and tenon joinery and all completely custom-made and are designed to suit. We use our trained cabinet makers for check measure and installation to ensure you receive a shutter that will fit your area perfectly. Can shutters be motorised? Yes. We do have the option to motorise standard- shaped panels that can be operated with a remote. Are shutters very expensive? As a member of the national buying group Fashionline, Supershades is able to offer the best price. We also offer external awnings and blinds and all internal window furnishing products and are happy to develop a solution for any situation and adherence to BASIX protocol. Supershades Australia has been in business for almost 30 years and pride themselves on service excellence. Details: Supershades Australia Unit 1, 9 Powells Rd, Brookvale call 9938 4377 or visit www.supershades.com.au. Norman Shutters by Supershades has an unmatched selection of frame, louvre and finish options to complement the decor of any room on any window. These deliver outstanding privacy, prevent light gaps and are all built with the same attention to detail as a fine piece of furniture. The luxurious Amhurst western red cedar series is nothing short of exquisite and the Sussex basswood series offers a palette of 50 finishes as standard with the option of another 1800 colors from the Dulux range. Try Normandy with the advantages of hardwood and a beautiful grain that shows through both lacquer and stain. Contact details Unit 1, 9 Powells Road, Brookvale. NSW 2100. P: 02 9938 4377 E: email@example.com © 2008 Norman International® Company FREE INSTALLATION on all shutters Offer ends 31.8.08 Call now for YOUR complimentary appraisal 9489 7558 www.familyhome.com.au Transform your house into a spacious, beautiful home your WHOLE family will enjoy. Outgrown your home? Need more space? A teenager's retreat? Another bathroom?
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