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Home Living : September 30 2008
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, September 30, 2008 3 ................................................. HOMELIVING Make a splash Preserve the deck Spa N Deck, by Flood Australia, is a water- based finish for protecting and rejuvenating timber decks. It as been developed to protect timbers from the harsh sunlight and salty coastal winds. Spa N Deck is absorbed deep into the timber grain and is guaranteed not to peel, blister or crack. Available at hardware outlets and paint specialists. Looks like stone Emulating the naturally-aged appearance of stone, Boral adds chalk and smoke colours to its popular Stoneworks range of large-format, handmade pavers. The range is designed with a bullnose finish, is pre-sealed and meets requirements for paving around pools. Details: Visit www.boral.com.au In deep end Swimming pools are no longer just the focal point of outdoor entertainment. A growing trend is the melding of interior living spaces to exterior entertainment and pool areas. Mosaics and decorative water features are making a comeback for a stylish look. Details: Visit www.ambertiles.com.au Unwind at home Relaxing in your own home spa is even more affordable with Blue Haven's latest releases. The new range includes a portable swim spa for $14,990 and a spa with a pop-up TV, at $12,990. Details: Visit www.bluehaven.com.au Turtle rides As well as having fun with it, this giant blow-up turtle will teach children balance while riding it in the pool. This novelty pool turtle is available at K mart for $14.99. But remember, it is not a lifesaving device and children should be supervised in pools at all times. Keep them safe As the swimming season nears, it's time to ensure pool fences and gates are safe and secure. NSW Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) president Manfred Wiesemes says drownings have occurred because of broken gate locks, or where children have managed to fit through fence bars. ''So, if you haven't already done so, we would strongly recommend that pool owners have a SPASA pool technician conduct a check before the swimming season hits,'' Mr Wiesemes says. Laws require all swimming pools to be fenced unless they are specifically exempt. Fences must be at least 1.2m high and gates must be self- closing and self-latching. There must only be a maximum of 100mm between the bottom of the fence and the finished ground level. The association has free fact sheets and a publication for pool owners. Details: Call 1800 802 482, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.spasa.org.au Need pavers for that perfect garden? Deal with the paving professionals » From budget bargains to the most fashionable and elegant products available » Product selection -- choose from clay, masonry or natural stone pavers & retaining walls » Installation Advice » All your landscape and building supply project needs -- sand soil cement timber irrigation plumbing tools sealers pebbles mulches www.materialsintheraw.com.au 619 Hume Hwy Casula Ph: 9821 1132 2213424K HLS 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 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 2087939i hls wk47
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