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Selwyn Times: September 20, 2016

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34 Tuesday September 20 2016 HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES One-stop home decorating A coat of paint can revitalise a house and while we might consider slapping the paint on ourselves, the mess involved and skill needed for a good job will have us looking for a professional. Finding an available painter and paperhanger who will not only be reliable and affordable but also do a good job without charging an excessive rate for travel is not always easy. A.Jay Services is a husband and wife business based in Rolleston. They carry out painting, wallpapering and plastering and will also organise any electrical work and tiling if required. “As painters and paperhangers, we’re usually the last on the job. If the other tradespeople haven’t been reliable it impacts on our work. We’ve linked up with other skilled tradespeople so a top job is delivered on time,” explains Andrea Scholey who along with husband Jason runs A.Jay Services. Service is the key word for A.Jay Services who also shift furniture out of the way and relocate it in the right place after the job is completed. “One older client had many pictures on the wall. After taking photos, we took each one down before painting then went back the next day to re-hang them. It took away any inconvenience for our customer,” explains Andrea who says their aim is to under promise and over deliver. With twenty seven years in the industry, Jason who learned his skills in the United Kingdom and once tutored painting and paperhanging is highly qualified. He is perfectly complimented by Andrea who previously worked in project management. They carry out interior and exterior painting, hanging wallpaper, interior plastering and if required project managing for a customer (a service they do not charge for), ensuring work is completed on time to a high quality. A.Jay Services mainly work in the Selwyn area. They work smart, utilising their time efficiently which means they are price competitive. They also pass on any material savings. Andrea also provides colour consultations, taking Resene colour palettes and wallpaper samples to the customer and advising on the effect colours are likely to have in a space, BEFORE such as how a dark colour can emphasise imperfections, and the impact of natural and artificial lighting. Jason and Andrea work flexible hours so can fit in with a client’s timeline and will complete work when a customer is away if desired. They are also community minded, working with BNZ staff whose time was donated to paint the Plunket rooms, lending equipment, guidance and finishing the job; while also supporting Lincoln High School’s Gateway programme by AFTER introducing students to the trade so they can decide if it is for them. A.Jay Services can be contacted by telephone on: 027 234 0009 (Andrea) or 027 234 0010 (Jason) or by email: ajay_services@hotmail. They also have a Facebook page at www. If wanting work completed before Christmas, contact Jason and Andrea early, as they are already booked ahead. LOVE YOUR OUTDOORS Classic Curtains & Interiors Time to rejuvenate and spring into summer!! Order your outdoor fabrics now. 817 Jones Road, Rolleston Ph 03 347 4295 A.JAY SERVICES PAINTING & DECORATING Canterbury Based Family Business Call Andrea or Jason on 027 234 0009 Great Range Of Gifts In Store Florist | Fresh & Silk Flowers | Wall Art | Clocks | Gifts | Vases | Lamps | Home Furnishing | Jewellery Shop 15 Rolleston Square Rolleston Phone 03 347 1068 Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 35 HOME PROFESSIONALS Curtains make a home Curtains create an impression and set the mood for a room. They are also practical, preventing heat from escaping through windows and blocking the sun’s harsh UV rays. The range of curtain fabrics on the market is fantastic whether natural fibres such as cotton and linen, natural/synthetic combinations, or straight synthetics like polyester with Fabrics at Lincoln carrying an amazing range. This little shop is packed with beautiful and unique fabrics for curtains, voiles and upholstering. Fabrics at Lincoln began operating in January this year and owner Colleen Bennetts says the response of Lincoln people, along with others from the greater Canterbury region and Otago, has been amazing. As a self-described fabric fanatic, Colleen wanted to make it more economical for customers, especially when faced with the cost of a new build so she decided to import her own fabrics from the United Kingdom, United States, and more recently also from Germany and Turkey. The quality of the fabric and exceptional price savings were motivating factors. “These fabrics are exceptionally good quality. They would normally sell for up to $200 per metre however, we sell them for $34.00 per metre. Some fabrics are up to $60 per metre but would normally retail at $120 per metre. These are exclusive to us. We can also order in other fabrics with a 25% discount for cut lengths,” advises Colleen who will also source fabrics from New Zealand suppliers such as Charles Parsons, James Dunlop and Warwick, as well as organise making of curtains for customers. Every week, there is a $10 per metre stand so it is worth making a visit to Fabrics at Lincoln to grab a bargain. While there, check out the great selection of custom-made cushions which changes every week. Fabrics at Lincoln also offer free measure and quotes, and exceptional pricing on full house lots, investment properties and renovations, as well as supplying tracks, roller blinds, and custom making drapes and roman blinds. Fabrics at Lincoln carry a good range of upholstery fabrics too, making it possible to select a textile for a bedroom chair, box ottoman or throw that will match or coordinate with the curtains in a room. Fabrics at Lincoln, is located in their permanent shop at 3 Gerald Street in Lincoln. They can be contacted on 03 325 7400 or by email: You can also visit their website: or their Facebook page. Both will keep you up to date with new ideas and information on fabrics, and custommade cushions and drapes. Warm up your Winter • Heat pump installation • Log burners • Solar • I Gas servicing • Certified gasfitters and plumbers OPENING WEEK MOST FABRICS $20PER METRE* PLUS 12 months interest free on custom-made drapes, blinds & tracks.* Book a measure & quote today. • 03 420 1020 • 021 341 311 Spring Clearance Sale Up to 50% off storewide. Starts Sept 24 th Limited Time Only! (Some exclusions apply, see instore for details.) 2239 Main South Road 5 minutes south of Rolleston 03 3476190 GRAND OPENING Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd September (open late until 8.30pm) Visit our new shop at 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September, view our fabulous range of fabrics and furnishings and enjoy complimentary refreshments and nibbles. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9-2pm. 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln. Phone 325 7400. Email: We accept Farmlands, Farmers and Q-cards. *Special is valid for opening week only and on marked fabrics. Interest free subject to terms and conditions.