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Home Living : September 2nd 2008
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 3 Warped decking The deck is complete. Timber decking is a wonderful feature for any outdoor entertainment area. Installing decking boards is relatively simple. However the installation can be more difficult when the timber decking lengths are bent and warped. But here's a simple solution. Step 1: Fix spacing at one end. Lay the timber decking board on to the decking frame next to the most recently-laid decking board. If the new board is warped, lay it so it bends away from the most recently-laid board. At one end, fix a nail into position between the two decking lengths. This sets the spacing between the two boards. Step 2: Fix spacing down the length. At the mid-point of the new timber decking board fix another nail into position between the two decking lengths. This sets the spacing. Step 3: Pre-drill holes to avoid splitting. Decking boards can split when nailing the board to the decking frame. To avoid this, drill holes into the board before nailing. The holes should be slightly thinner than the thickness of the decking nails. Step 4: Fix decking boards using decking nails. Insert decking nails into the pre-drilled holes and hammer into position. Repeat this process up the full length of the board. Step 5: Use a chisel to lever the board into place. As you work down the length of board, the warping will become more pronounced. Using a chisel, lever the decking board across to lessen the space and match your desired spacing. Fix the board into position with a nail. Step 6: Once fixed into place, the warp will not be recognisable. The deck is complete -- you're ready to entertain. Details: www.renobrothers.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org HOMELIVING RENOBROTHERS Renovation experts Matt and Simon Judkins show you the way to make DIY easier cumberlandnewspapers.com.au Advertise your water saving product or service in Water Wise, published weekly in Home Living. For details of how we can introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 bewaterwise *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE All the planning, designing, and building of your new kitchen are taken care of with the personal service of Davco Kitchens. Please contact for an appointment or an obligation free quote. DAVID WATSON Unit 2, 8 Saggartfield Road, Minto PH: 1300 4 KITCHENS 54824367 www.davcokitchens.com.au Email: email@example.com Licence No. 143066C Custom made KITCHENS modern and innovative designs 2044724i hlnw wk10 *Conditions Apply The gutter system that really works... "Easyflow....that's the go!!!" We solve problems others can't! www.easyflow.com.au 1800 897 444 Contractors Licence 61769C 2221912i hlw wk451 -- ADVERTISEMENT -- The biggest problem with guttering is incorrect fall. That is why conventional gutters pool water and overflow in heavy rain. EASYFLOW has solved the FALL problem with our AMAZING ADJUSTABLE BRACKET. SAVE WATER!! Conventional gutters can lose up to 50% of water..due to overflow. EASYFLOW will transfer ALL the water to your water tank. Don't waste a drop.....we guarantee our system to work... even in the heaviest downpour. NO MORE BLOCKED GUTTERS Raised filters prevent most blockages and most debris simply blows away. NO MORE RUST EASYFLOW GUTTERING truly is the gutter that works. That is why we give a 25YEAR 'RUST-FREE' WARRANTY AND A 10 YEAR "WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY" Ask about our Ezi-Pay. Up to 2 years to pay interest-free. No interest ever.* Easyflow system inventor CORRECT FLOW GUARANTEE! BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • FreOver 20 years exp. www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2103363i hlw wk12 2340843i hlc wk6
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