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The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Aug 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Aug 2008


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 62 no. 21

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14 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 5-A U G -2008 PA G E : 14 C O L O R : C M Y K THE ATTRACTIVE, AFFORDABLE SHADE & SHED SOLUTION FOR ANY SITUATION Local Agent: ALICE SHADE SOLUTIONS Call Pete Dando: 0407 395 537 350 60 2/ 09 29 06 02 /0 9 MASSIVE HOMEWARES SALE! Mats, Rugs, Cushion Covers, Placemats & More! $AVE $$ 1/74 Elder St 8953 0006 Mon to Fri 9.30-5.30pm - Sat 9-1pm Fr iendly Serv ice Free Gift Wrapping Shop to give home a personal touch MOSTpeople take pride in their home andwant to do everything in their power to make it look nice and feel comfortable. Stores like Mats, Mats & More Mats have a selection of great items to personalise your home. From bedspreads to carpets and everything in between, customers are sure to find something to complete their home. There are wall hangings of all designs and rugs of all shapes and sizes which can be used to personalise a house. Mats Mats & More Mats has, not surprisingly, the largest range of rugs available, which make great homely gifts. Customers are encouraged to look at the new sea grass mats and range of cushions and footstools. Other decorations like chimes, bells, boxes, cushions, ornaments of various cultures are available. There are prices to suit every budget. MatsMats &MoreMats is a place of exotic and fascinating fabrics and more from all cultures of the world. Call into the shop at 1/74 Elder Street or phone 8953 0006. Back yard swimming pools can be a lot of fun in the warmer months. Create yard to enjoy Centralian conditions THE outside of your home is just as important as the inside. A good looking outdoor setting is not only pleasant to look at but can raise the value of your home. Pools and spas can take as little as 10 minutes a month to maintain. Pools are fun and social things especially in a place like Alice Springs. Ingroundpools can takeonly amatter of weeks to install and there is no time like winter to install them. Quality Pool & Spa owner Tony Bandiera said: Pools are great in Alice Springs, especially in the summer time. A home with a pool in Alice is more likely to be bought than one that doesnt for the simple fact people who move here are looking to avoid the summer heat. We do fibreglass and concrete pools in a range of sizes and designs. Once upon a time, people couldnt afford concrete pools, but now they are just about the same price. Concrete pools allow for more flexi bility, because people can choose the size and shape they want. Houses that are lacking in shade can also be improved by various structures. Alice Shade Solutions owner Pete Dando said: You can improve your house with a number of easy add ons, like sheds, shade cloths and giant umbrellas. These structures not only improve the value of the house, but they are actually beneficial to your health. Shade cloths can block up to 98 per cent of UV rays but still shed some light. Mr Dando said giant umbrellas were great for houses that have pools, because of their ability to be moved. He said: Umbrellas are great because they have a 360 degree rotation. If youve got a shade cloth over your pool all the time, the water gets too cold, but if youve got an umbrella, you can move it back and forth to make sure the temperature is right. People who want a more permanent structure can contact DnA Steel. The business supplies verandas, carports and shade structures fully engineered and can also look after certification alleviating hassles for its customers. DnA also has a full-time experienced installer so you can lay back, relax and let them do all the work. Another great product for the Alice Springs weather is Solarspan roofing and walling. Solarspan is a panel consisting of a Colorbond roof sheet with polystyrene insulation and a Colorbond ceiling. Traditional roof sheeting lets through up to 75 per cent of heat but the Solarspan panel can greatly reduce this. DnA also fabricates and installs sliding gates to the customers design. Sliding gates are great for security and, when motorised, can open and close automatically. There are many designs available and any questions can be answered by Derren in the sales office. More on homes: P19More on homes: P19 A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature HOME GUIDE Carports can be designed to suit the shape of your property and house. Much more than just a car shelter AN increased hunger for outdoor living in a n y s e a s o n h a s prompted roof plumbing companies to think outside the square when it comes to design. C a r p o r t s a n d verandas can offermore than shelter. Every house is different. Designs can be made to complement individual homes. Thematerial of choice is often steel because metal is stronger and more secure, fire resistant, rodent and termite proof and less expensive than wood. It is also resistant to warping, cracking and rotting. A carport can provide an area to entertain in style in all types of weather. Versatile enclosures add comfortable living space to the home. Entertaining family and friends during the warmer weather is the reason most people build pergolas and decks. But with the versatile range of designand concepts available now, pergolas andverandasare a fantastic home improvement idea for the winter months, too. Instead of keeping children indoors on a rainy day, you can let themplay outside under cover and know theyll be safe and dry.