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Selwyn Times: May 23, 2018

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4 [Edition Wednesday datE] May 23 2018 28 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Garages are not all equal Not all garages are equal. Smaller townhouses may have a single garage whereas larger homes are more likely to have double, triple or even four-car garaging. Having more garaging has been more popular in recent times. It can add an ‘x’ factor leading to a speedier house sale and potential for a higher selling price. However, how much garage space do you really need? Before committing to an even larger home, take time to consider the purpose of your garage. This may avoid the situation where one or more vehicles is parked up in the driveway due to there being no room in the garage after work bench, garden equipment, bicycles and other items are packed in. An outside shed may take out some clutter, as will moving on unused possessions, with the result that a standard double garage may be sufficient. While a larger garage will add square metres, extra garage space costs less than in other areas of a home because there are fewer features. At planning stage, map out what will be stored in the garage. Take account of the space needed for motor vehicles, bikes, work bench, tools and gardening implements, if these will be kept in the garage. List all the items, measuring each to assess how they will fit into the garage. Manufacturers and suppliers of superior quality garage doors throughout New Zealand. Allow space for moving around and getting into and out of the cars parked in the garage, once bikes, ladders and the like are stacked against the walls. Attic trusses with a pull down ladder could be included; a great way to gain extra storage space for less used items. Other features that will reduce clutter may include built-in shelving and storage cupboards, hanging devices like hammocks suspended from the roof, and bike hooks. These can make a huge difference to the spaciousness of this very practical part of the house. Thinking of the garage doors themselves, these can be custom made to fit. While two or three single doors may be attractive for accessing a larger garage, weigh up garage door width and their practicality should a larger vehicle need to be stored in the garage at any time. Including one or more windows will allow natural light without the need to open the garage door. The glass can be frosted for privacy while a glass side or back door will provide access to the backyard. You might also include a garage door through to the backyard. Alternatively, a garage, carport, or parking space down the side may provide storage for a caravan, motorhome or boat and access the yard. Ensuring sufficient off-street parking space out front is also often overlooked and worth the investment. Single doors into a larger garage are popular. Three and four car garaging is popular. Extra garage space costs less than other parts of a home. • 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 YOUR LOCAL FLOORING EXPERTS AND WE COME TO YOU AT A TIME THAT SUITS At Harrisons Carpet you’ll always get the best advice and best price from your locally owned and operated Harrisons expert. We’ll come to you with our vans full of over 500 carpet samples plus a range of other flooring options. OUR PRICE PROMISE Why Harrisons? • It’s easy, we’re mobile, so we come to you • We provide free designer colour and style advice • Huge range of the latest carpets and vinyls to suit all decors and budgets • Our price promise* • Get Fly Buys with every purchase • Finance options available (Q Card, GEM Visa) *See website for details Amanda Wilson - Owner Harrisons Carpet, Canterbury Country FOR A FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION 0800 103 004 harrisonscarpet.co.nz See you at your place TM

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday [Edition May 23 datE] 2018 295 HOME PROFESSIONALS One stop building and decorating Sometimes, getting tradespeople on site, on time, and keeping them there, can be a difficult task. Christchurch Building & Decorating is the very definition of a onestop operation and, with three builders, four painters and labourers on the team and electricians and plumbers also available, there is little risk of being held up by absentee tradies. David Clearwater has been in the building trade all his life, as a qualified plumber, roofer, gasfitter and drain layer. These days he heads up Christchurch Building & Decorating. It is a team of very experienced tradespeople that has served Christchurch and Selwyn for more than 15 years. While bathroom renovations and installations are the specialty, the experienced team makes the company well able to carry out nearly any job required – big or small. Whether painting and decorating a single room or a large commercial or office site, or fixing ridge lines, replacing tiles, putting up or replacing spouting and downpipes, David project manages every job, and assures the quality of work is top notch. Keeping your house maintained is essential to living comfortably and keeping its value. Christchurch Building & Decorating’s extensive list of services also includes plastering, tiling, decking, concrete pathways and brickwork. General building and renovation work is also no problem, as are roofing requirements, whether repairs or a complete re-roof. “We work hard to ensure every project we undertake is completed quickly and with perfect results,” David says. A West Melton local, David believes in community and supports local causes and charities. The company’s Facebook page has lots of examples and photos of the projects that have been completed to the greatest satisfaction of his clients. If you require a small alteration or a total renovation, a feature wall painted or the whole house inside and out, or any other job, contact David via the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Clearwater. Painting.Building), have a look at the website www.clearwaterpainting.co.nz or give him a call on 0800 766 378. 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 juiceelectrical.co.nz Email greg@aelectrical.co.nz 03 379 6644 PO Box 7778, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240 Building and Renovating New Builds or Solutions Alterations • Kitchens & bathrooms • Painting & decorating – interior & exterior • Roof painting • Plastering, tiling, wallpapering • Plumbing & electrical • Maintenance - complete roof repairs, leaky homes, weather board replacement, brickwork • Window repair & replacement • Decking, pathways, driveways Reliable service, excellent results Christchurch Building & Decorating Ltd Contact David & the Team on 0800 766 378 Email: clearwater.painting@xtra.co.nz Locally based in West Melton STOP LEAVES birds, snow, hail & vermin from blocking up your spouting GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre which 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 MICRO MESH 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz www.gumleaf.co.nz Call Rohan Rudd anytime Mon-Sat for a no-obligation assessment & quote 0800 486 532 www.gumleaf.co.nz