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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2018

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4 Wednesday [Edition datE] June 20 2018 30 Latest Christchurch news at HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Ultimate outdoor space With winter settling in, it is time to step back and look at how you can continue to enjoy your outdoor environment undeterred by the change of seasons. Whether you are hosting family and friends, or just enjoying some you-time, being able to utilise your outdoor space with shade from the harsh sun or shelter from inclement weather is the dream lifestyle. The Bowranda patio roof is the ultimate solution to your needs, providing you comfort and protection through all four seasons. It is a permanent outdoor space that provides shelter from the elements, offering a desirable compromise for those who want to be outside the four walls of their house whilst avoiding exposure to spoiling weather extremities. Tailored to the needs of New Zealanders, Bowranda’s ingeniously designed roof incorporates a specialised membrane that eliminates 99 per cent of UV rays, whilst still preserving ambient light. This provides you protection from harmful rays without compromising the feel of a natural sun-lit area, and unlike other shade composites, it will not unduly darken the adjacent interior. The Bowranda is not just a sun-shade; it protects from all elements, making it a true stand-out from other forms of outdoor shading. With the ability to simply add roller blinds in sunscreen mesh or clear PVC, homeowners are protected from sun, wind and rain from any direction. Constructed of powder-coated aluminium and marine grade stainless steel fixings, the structural design of Bowranda was developed over a 5-year period to provide the full confidence and integrity of a 10- year guarantee. The intentional square profile of the roof line and vertical posts ensures aesthetic conformity with New Zealand’s residential architecture. The Bowranda patio roof is centrally manufactured by Unique Outdoors to the exact specifications and dimensions required to meet any customer’s outdoor aspirations. Here’s what the Brohm family had to say about their Bowranda. “We have had a Bowranda added to our home with door and window screens as well, all installed by Shane and his team. This business has been excellent to deal with. The Bowranda was installed by the date promised and we are very pleased with the results. We would definitely recommend this business and the products they supply. Great service.” - A & B Brohm, Blenheim For more information, phone 0800 26 26 20, or visit to browse the photo gallery and view some testimonials from Bowranda’s many happy owners. The Bowranda patio roof provides you comfort and protection through all four seasons. For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 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 Bowranda PATIO ROOF ⚫ Achieve your outdoor vision ⚫ A permanent, sheltered outdoor space ⚫ Eliminates 99% of harmful UV light – maintains ambient light ⚫ Options to customise and enclose with outdoor blinds ⚫ Immediately increase the value of your home ⚫ Frame constructed of powder-coated aluminium & stainless steel ⚫ Square profile exhibits aesthetic conformity with NZ residential architecture ⚫ Manufactured to clients custom specifications & dimensions Sharon CroftS LandSCape d e S ign • Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans P. 329 6229 M. 0274 311 558

[Edition datE] SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 20 2018 31 5 HOME PROFESSIONALS Cost effective, efficient heating solutions By now, you have switched on the heaters, or fired up the log burner. It’s never too late, however, to consider new, possibly more cost effective forms of heating your home. If you are still huddling around a fan heater, or an unflued gas heater, then perhaps it really is time to consider other options. A warm, dry home is important when it comes to health and comfort. Insulation plays an important role in keeping heat in and is relatively easy to add to or upgrade in most homes. When it comes to heating, there are many options. Modern wood burners are very efficient and can be inexpensive to run, especially with the availability of a cheap or even free wood supply. Pellet fires are generally more efficient than log burners, pellet supplies are plentiful, and most quality models use a battery back-up so they are not dependent on electricity to get started. Pellet and log fires, however, must comply with air quality regulations. There is information about this at Heat pumps are probably the most common form of home heating. They are economical and effective, especially ducted heat pump systems which heat the whole house. Both these systems can be installed in most houses easily, but they are dependent on electricity. It may be an advangate to have a generator or a backup heating source in the event of a power outage. Gas heating is also popular and convenient. Unflued and portable gas heaters are not recommended as they emit moisture and pollutants which can be unsafe. Flued gas heaters heat fast and are relatively inexpensive to run. They come in a wide range of designs. Suppliers such as Simply Heat ( will discuss with you the best options. Gas prices can vary widely. Kiwigas (www. is a local supplier with great service and competitive prices. Infrared heating is a relatively new technology. Infrared panels emit radiant heat, which results in a more evenly heated space. Fast heating, infrared panels can be mounted on any flat surface, walls or even ceilings to maximise space. They are unobtrusive, and can be painted to suit or blend with décor, or printed with artwork or a photo to make them even more inconspicuous ( Even in winter it is not too late to reconsider inefficient heating options. These heating solutions should be installed by qualified professionals, and existing heating systems should be checked and maintained regularly. Juice Electrical (, and Laser Electrical Rolleston (www.Laserelectrical. are Selwyn professionals. DO YOU NEED A PAINTER? Painting • Wall Coverings • Spray Painting • Water Blasting • Interior & Exterior • FREE QUOTES CLEANING SERVICES • Roofs Moss Killing • Gutters Vacuum • Silicone Roofs and Walls • Pest Control • Soft Wash Exteriors • Window Cleaning Exterior Pure Water gutter clean Phillip J Fisher Painter & Decorator P: 021 228 2889 or A/H: 03 342 9391 E: Artisan Homes Builders of superior homes. Built to last. Winners in Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards Visit our new show home - Faringdon South Show Home Village East Maddisons Road | Phone: 03 374 9172 Phone 03 374 9172 Rob 021 324 876 email