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Home Living : August 26th 2008
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1 HOMELIVING RENOBROTHERS Renovation experts Matt and Simon Judkins show you the way to make DIY easier Gate turnaround In our project we were able to use existing materials except for two gate hinges (about $2.45 each) and a pack of rivets (from $3.50 to $8, depending on size and packet quantity). HOW MUCH? Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Finished There are two main reasons you may need to change the way a gate swings. The aesthetics of the area may need to be altered, or a change in the way the gate actually operates may be required. Materials used: Rivets, hinges, safety glasses, angle grinder, tape measure, galvanised screws, power drill and screwdriver. Step One The gate needs to be removed from its hinges and its hinges removed. The latch and hook need to be taken off the gate and frame. Step Two In this case, part of the hinge is welded to the metal gate frame. This has to be removed using an angle grinder. Wear safety goggles. Step Three Hold the gate in its new position to check height and location of the hinges. You may have noticed our gate had a timber plinth across the bottom of it. This was fixed into place because there was a gap between the base of the gate's pickets and the ground -- the gap was big enough for a small pet to go through. Part of our repositioning process includes slightly lowering the gate. Step Four Mark the required position of the hinges and using these as a guide, drill holes into the metal frame using a power drill and a metal drill bit. Before drilling, check and re-check the position of the hinges. Step Five In this instance we had to rivet the hinges into place in the metal frame. In a timber frame the hinges could be screwed into place. Before riveting, check and re- check the position because it is seriously difficult to make changes once riveted. Step Six Hold the gate into position, mark the hinges' locations and screw them into position. Use a power drill and galvanised screws. Step Seven Mark and reposition the gate latch, this time on the opposite side to its original place. You will be able to use the existing gate latch, hook and screw set if they are not damaged. Step Eight Rivet the gate hook into position on the gate frame. It's now finished. Details: Visit www.renobrothers.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new kitchen finishes and designs. We need clients with homes to "show them off". We will need to take photographs of your new kitchen for our brochure when installed. (It's cheaper than building a photographic set . . . and always looks better in a real home). For this we offer a HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Strictly first come first served. Call 1800 826 144 now (24 hrs) for more info. www.kitcheners.com.au Display Kitchens Wanted! 70%of normal prices 2187798i hlc wk1 Stocktake Sale 10 - 50% off PHOENIX PLANTATION SHUTTERS TRENDWOOD CEDAR BLINDS CAFÉ VIEWSCREEN ROLLER BLINDS SHOWROOMS Alexandria 9700 9433 Castle Hill 9680 3160 Mosman 9908 2999 Chatswood 9417 0199 Liverpool 9601 5000 Penrith 4731 8440 Seven Hills 9837 9800 Illawarra 4257 7775 Newcastle 4951 5473 In Home Hotline: 9837 9875 www.accentblinds.com.au To make way for our new ranges, we are clearing a whole range of popular colours and styles. Save 10-50% off clearance Timber Blinds and 20% off Café Viewscreen Blinds. Phoenix custom made shutters for less For a limited time, Accent Blinds is offering a factory rebate on Phoenix custom made shutters. Save 10% off the usual price. Available in a range of painted and natural timber stain colours, custom made for you. 20% OFF 50% OFF 10% OFF Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' SPECIALISING IN Built-in Wardrobes Office Systems Entertainment Units Kitchens Joinery LIC. NO. 198153C Showroom open Saturday & Sunday 492 Parramatta Rd, PETERSHAM For a FREE design quote call: 9572 7515 www.expressionsbydesign.com.au INNOVATIVE DESIGNS UNSURPASSED QUALITY SERVICE EXCELLENCE 2038652i hlc wk5 ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c 2028726i hls wk34 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT
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