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Selwyn Times: December 19, 2017

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4 [Edition datE] Wednesday December 20 2017 32 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES HOME PROFESSIONALS Birds cause spouting problems Birds nesting in roof gutters can be a fire hazard. Their eggs and chicks attract rats and mice that make their home and build nests in the roof cavity, chewing on electrical wiring when hungry leading to the potential for a fire. The debris left by birds’ nests is also a problem if a downpour blocks spouting and water seeps into the roof. This can cause considerable damage to wall linings and other materials. Leaf litter can also cause flooding. “Leaves can sit in spouting for weeks and become soggy when it rains,” advises Rohan, owner of Gum Leaf. While this is a greater problem in autumn when trees lose their leaves, windy summer days can also blow tree matter onto the roof of the house. If your home does sustain damage due to blocked spouting, a concern is being covered by insurance as many insurers will not pay out, if they consider damage incurred was due to a lack of maintenance that might otherwise have prevented the problem. These issues are easily solved when Gutter Guard is fitted to your roof. This expanded steel mesh product, which looks a bit like a cheese grater, prevents birds from nesting in your spouting and from leaf litter or tree debris settling there. It also takes away the need to clean out roof gutters as everything slides off. Birds find it hard to get a grip so go somewhere else to roost, taking away that annoying effect of ‘bird poop’ down your windows. Gutter Guard is produced from Coloursteel so will last the same length of time as your roof and it can be colour matched to blend with it, merging beautifully with the look of your home. It is tough and long lasting, also taking away the need for snow straps. Unwanted visitors to your roof cannot push or eat their way in. For those reliant on collecting water from the roof, Gutter Guard is a worthy addition to the home as it eliminates the potential for contamination through rubbish and vermin getting into the water system via the spouting. Gum Leaf is the South Island supplier of Gutter Guard, which Rohan and his team can install for you or supply for you to fit yourself, and with an installation video available on-line at: this is a straightforward process for the home handyman. To discuss how this amazing product can make your life easier, call Rohan on 0800 486 532 or email rohan@gumleaf. If he does not answer just leave a message. He will be sure to call you back to organise a time to visit and give you free no obligation advice and a quote. Gutter Guard is made from expanded steel mesh and can be colour matched to the roof. Birds nesting in spouting and leaf debris are a fire hazard. Tree debris can sit in spouting for weeks. Our Services • House Re-Wiring • Garden Lighting • New Builds • Mitsubishi Heat Pumps • Office Re-Fits • Internet & Telephone • TV Aerials • Spa Pool Installation • Industrial Installation • Electrical Safety Certificates Mobile 021 22 77 275 Web Email 03 379 6644 PO Box 7778, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240 STOP BIRDS hail, leaves, snow & vermin from blocking & damaging your spouting Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty, range of colours. Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years. FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING WATER FROM YOUR ROOF. NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICO MESH Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a no-obligation assessment & quote 03 982 8850 0800 486532 Visit our new store SouthPoint Shopping Centre, Faringdon, Rolleston Manufacturers and suppliers of superior quality garage doors throughout New Zealand. Discover an eclectic collection of interior and exterior design. ~ Each exquisite piece tells a beautiful story. Phone: 022 358 1690 • Cedar Doors • Specialising in “ one-off custom designs” • Negative detail /Flat Panel and Insulated designs • Merlin Auto Openers, repair & Maintenance Contact us for a free measure and quote. Showroom: 276 Larcombs Road, Weedons Phone 3478333 or 0800 661 366

[Edition datE] SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday December 20 2017 335 HOME PROFESSIONALS Pools are great for family fun Home pools are a draw card for entertaining. Your children will spend more time at home with the family and invite their friends over, rather than ask you to transport them around so much, giving you more time to relax after a busy year. Friends and family may also pop in for a chat and swim while barbecues and parties are great around the pool. If you already have a pool, you may wish to add features to enhance it and Lagoon Pools have a variety of products in stock. These include fountains that send a continuous blade of water into the pool; water spouts, which can be mounted on a wall or concrete around the pool; swim turbines; and spa jets. These add to the look of your pool and offer a functional aspect at night if the area is lit up (even in winter). The sound of water flowing is also a relaxing element and your children will enjoy playing under the waterfall. Pool lights offer the opportunity to swim and entertain after dark, adding atmosphere while the pool becomes a visual aspect to your garden. With a swim trainer, you can practice all your swimming strokes even in a small pool. These bungee cords allow continuous swimming on the spot so are great for anyone who is learning to swim, wishes to practice their strokes or is seeking exercise. If the chore of pulling the pool cover on and off is a hassle, this is easily sorted with an automatic pool cover, which can be remotely controlled. Constructed from a slat configuration these are very stylish giving your pool an elegant look. Lagoon Pools also supply Elite covers, which hide under the concrete at the end of the pool where a lid lifts up and the cover slides out. Fixed mount roller bubble covers or thermal systems are available, which might alternatively sit at the end of a pool with the option for these to be hidden under a seat. Lagoon Pools can take care of your pool heating and are suppliers of chemicals, pumps, filtration, pool cleaners including robotic systems, salt water chlorinators, sanitation, controllers, pool spares and parts, chemicals, and test kits. Julie will also organise any pool enhancement such as fencing, concreting, paving and Council consent. Lagoon Pools only supply and install superior pools imported from Leisure Pools in Australia. These are made from high quality fibreglass and come with structural and osmosis lifetime warranties, available in a range of sizes. Owned by Julie and Warren, Prebbleton based Lagoon Pools are the dealers and installers for Leisure Pools in the South Island, south of North Canterbury. To have a pool in your backyard or to enhance your existing pool, give Julie a call on 0800 927 282, 349 2160, email or check Lagoon Pools’ website Lagoon Pools supply fountains and water features. A swim trainer is ideal for a smaller pool. Lagoon Pools 03 349 2160 0800 92 72 82 Canterbury Ltd • Pipes, valves, fittings sales • Filtration supply and installation • Pump service, repairs and maintenance • Bore flush and development • Bore pump sales, servicing and maintenance • Quotations for water system designs and water testing • We also sell, service and repair most pump brands including sewage pumps Sales and service | After hours service call Jason 021 649 944 or Mike 021 560 044 0800 GRUNDFOS / 0800 478 633 Need a Professional Need a Professional Electrician? Electrician? Call Laser Electrical! Call Laser Electrical! 0800 438 0800 527 Call Laser Electrical 438 527 Rolleston! Need a Professional Electrician? Need a Professional Electrician? Call Laser Electrical! • Residential • Industrial • Commercial • Rural • Dairy 24 hour on-call service 0800 438 527 Laser Electrical Rolleston 831 Jones Road, Rolleston 0800 LASER 4 U (0800 527 374) LE0303