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Home Living : August 26th 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 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 email@example.com 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 2031878i hln wk5 2178330i hln wk07 TIMBER VENETIANS 40% Discount TIMBER SHUTTERS 40% DISCOUNT w w w.wo odnation.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 1300 800 118 Beat any Competitors Price* *Ask sales staff for terms and conditions Offer valid till 15-09-08 DETAILED JOINERY Plantation Shutters 24 Orchard Road Brookvale www.sarmax.com.au Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Custom made High quality Local family business Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 9905 8422 Save $ - buy direct from the manufacturer 2347884i hln wk5 Is NOISE a problem? Fits any existing window No structural alterations Affordable Easy to open and clean 5 Star Energy Rating FOR A FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE CALL Reduce noise by up to 70% 1300 76 92 46 www.magnetite.com.au 2208862i hln wk01 Mona Vale 74-78 Darley Street 9979 3246 Drummoyne 150-158 Victoria Road 9719 92312299234im 19/8 wk8 www.naturallycane.com
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