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Get your garden ready for summer with Savage Landscape Supplies

Time to plan ahead for your home renovation jobs and Christmas party hire Christmas is fast approaching and now is a good time to plan ahead for those home renovation jobs as well as booking any Christmas party hire equipment to ensure your celebration is a success. Family run business R & R Hire Services has been successfully providing the home renovator / handyman and tradesmen alike with the right equipment for the job for over 22 years. Whether you are a builder, tradesman, home handyman or a DIY renovator, they always have just what you need, when you need it. As a lot of renovation projects are often planned for the holiday season, it pays to get in early to book your equipment hire now. The friendly and approachable staff have an amazing range of skills and knowledge and are always happy to offer advice and ably assist with all your hire needs. As well as their trade, tool and equipment hire, R & R Hire services offer an extensive party and function hire service offering a fully comprehensive range of products to ensure your celebration goes off with a bang. For peace of mind and to ensure the success of your project, every item is cleaned thoroughly and checked to ensure it is properly working before leaving the store. For a free quote on your building equipment and party hire needs, call R & R Hire on 5495 8683 – they are always happy to help you. Conveniently located at 66-68 Beerburrum Road at Caboolture. Their doors are open seven days a week. rrhire.com.au

With summer fast approaching, and Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to get your gardens ready for you and your festive season visitors to enjoy. Savage Landscape Supplies is your local landscaping supplier owned and operated by Glenn Savage with a team of helpful and friendly staff. Offering a comprehensive range of soils, mulches, sands and decorative and drainage gravels, as well as sleepers, pavers and even garden statues - this is your one-stop landscaping shop that will ensure your garden and grounds are looking the best for summer. With a number of years extensive landscaping experience, Glenn has operated the business for over 25 years at the Landsborough site. Long term staff member Phill and the rest of the staff bring over 30 years combined experience and landscaping know how to assist you in your landscaping queries and they’re always happy to provide practical advice about your landscaping needs. Coming into Spring, now is an excellent time to top dress and fertilise your lawn. Mulching is also recommended as moisture retention is vital to healthy gardens as the weather starts to rapidly warm up for the coming summer months. Another great option to revitalise your garden is to freshen it up with new soil. Currently in stock is the very popular super soil which provides a nutrient rich bed to nurture your garden. For bigger landscaping projects, customers may want to consider the positrack and excavator hire option. Both come with fully licensed operators to ensure the job is done effectively and efficiently. The business has a fleet of trucks which allows them to cater for deliveries of all sizes - from smaller yard jobs through to large commercial landscaping projects. A customer courtesy trailer is also available. Open Monday to Friday from 7.00am until 4.30pm and Saturday 7.30am until 1.00pm. 5494 1153.

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Redecorating the bedroom

Helping you keep your pool clean and clear With summer just around the corner it’s time to get your pool ready for the festive season ahead. Landsborough Pool Supplies and Services has everything you need to ensure that your pool is clean and clear and ready to enjoy over summer and the holiday period. Landsborough Pool Supplies run two fully equipped vehicles servicing pools all over the local area, as well as further afield out to Buderim and even Conondale. This family run team is always happy to come out and help you with all your pool needs. This family business provides servicing, chemicals, a wide range of accessories, pool cleaners, pumps, chlorinators and filters. Landsborough Pool Supplies and Services are your one stop pool maintenance shop. They also offer a repair service for equipment, with many repair jobs done within 48 hours as well as offering a wide range of spare parts. When buying automatic pool cleaners they can advise you on the most efficient one for your pool and can install free of charge. The staff are always on hand to offer expert advice. A free in-store water testing service is available and staff will let you know exactly what your pool requires. There is also a comprehensive range of specialty chemicals to ensure the optimum health of your pool. Locally owned and operated for over 10 years, drop in and let family members Ron and Janice, Deanne and Allison assist you with all your pool requirements and needs. Corner Railway Parade and Caloundra Street. 5494 1253

The bedroom is a place to rest and unwind and a good night’s sleep is crucial to total wellbeing. A comfortable mattress and bedroom setting is an essential ingredient to sleeping restfully, but getting it right, can be an overwhelming and difficult task. Forty Winks Group Manager, Kara Norris says with almost a third of our time spent sleeping, it’s important the environment in which we do so is appealing, yet relaxing and comfortable. “Consumers are becoming far more educated about the importance of sleep and the different options available in mattress surfaces and bedroom furniture,” says Kara. A number of factors affect how long your mattress will continue to provide optimum comfort and support. “The lifespan will vary considerably depending on its quality; its frequency of use; the wear and tear it receives, and how well it’s been cared for. “As a general rule, a good quality mattress, with normal use, should be expected to last around 7-10 years,” she said. “Be sure to do plenty of research to know the different options available and always head in-store to talk to a bedding expert before making the final purchase.” Updating the bedroom can be easily achieved through a few simple design updates. “Clever colour selections and complimenting surrounding furniture and furnishings can transform a dull and uninviting space into a bedroom sanctuary,” says Kara. Forty Winks bedroom makeover tips: • Bring the outdoors inside with fresh plants, open windows and plenty of light. • Consider clever storage solutions which maximise space. • When choosing colour, consider tones that make you feel comfortable and complement bed linen, carpets, curtains and soft furnishings. • Introduce an accent wall behind the bed for a feature. • Consider the bed linen theming you have chosen. You can highlight some colours from your linen to tie in the whole setting together. • Accessorising with pillows and throws is a great way to introduce bursts of colour. From budget to luxury – Forty Winks has a range of bedding suites available. See advert Page 1.

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Jaz Build

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Recently Jaz Build has been working on a renovation for a special local client who has had to overcome great personal challenges. On Christmas eve 2011, Sandy, an experienced registered nurse, was driving home to Glass house Mountains when she was hit by a drunk driver and her life was turned upside down. Critically injured, she had to give up her long term nursing career. With ongoing mobility issues and given the severity of her injuries, Sandy and her husband Chris, were looking at the unfortunate prospect of having to sell up their much-loved family home of 28 years. With time on her hands and a determination to overcome these challenges, Sandy threw herself into designing a home layout that would suit her long term mobility needs. Referred to Jaz Build by her

local plumber Mark Simpson, Sandy contacted Barry and Jannean at the end of July, and the renovation project to allow the couple to remain in the family home began. It was a collaborative process from beginning to end, said Sandy. “It has been a delight to deal with Jaz build,” she said. Initially Barry from Jaz Build asked what subcontractors the couple wanted to use for the renovation that included a new deck with balustrade, platform stairs, reworked bathroom, toilet and laundry. Sandy and Chris were keen to use local tradespeople – and the whole renovation has included local tradespeople as well as locally sourced services such as timber from the Peachester Timber Mill. Jaz build has taken the couples ideas and brought their knowledge and expertise to provide their clients with a renovation that happily fits their vision, needs and budget. The design is based on earthy colours, and inspired by Uluru, as well as the clients love of timber. A focal point of the renovation has been the Western Australian Jarrah deck with a stunning oak feature wall. The oak feature wall provides a special “touch of the mother land,” said Chris who is English. To suit Sandy’s mobility needs, the deck has been extended out to massive 135 square metres and the new fit-out includes tiling, new roof and ceiling, lights and stairs. Jannean from Jaz Build says that they have

loved working on this project as “it has added to someone’s life and brought them joy.” “We have been happy to come up with solutions that have provided a good outcome for Sandy and Chris, and importantly, allowed them to stay in the family home,” she adds. Given that the job was booked in by July, Jaz Build were able to complete the project with plenty of time left over before Christmas. One consideration that Jannean would like clients to bear in mind, is that if clients would like to enjoy their renovations in time for family and friends to enjoy for Christmas, to please book in earlier in the year. Ideally by June/July at the latest, as they often get inundated in October, with requests to complete jobs in time for the festive season.

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Solar for Christmas saves Spring time means clean money forever time Clean energy is the way of the future. There are now over one million homes using PV solar panels in Australia because it is one of the most effective ways for you to reduce both your energy bill and greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar also adds value to your home and will slash the high electricity bills that are coming your way as summer heats up and air conditioners and pool filters rev up. Accord Electrical are local, family owned and operated and have been providing a premium service to the Sunshine Coast for 24 years. Supplying only high quality solar systems from the world's top manufacturers with installations by their own team of solar accredited electricians ensures a top quality job every time. Solar power is an excellent investment and with electricity prices continuing to skyrocket and government rebates under review it makes sense to go solar right now so you don’t miss out. Current payback time is usually around three years – even less for some people. Accord also offer interest free payment plans. This is a local family owned solar supplier and electrical service you can trust – give them a call on 5438 2382 for an obligation free quote or advice, or visit their website at www. accordelectrical.com.au.

Locally owned and operated family business Hale Carpet Cleaning offer the perfect cleaning solution to ensure your home and furnishings are beautifully fresh and clean ready for summer. With over nine years professional carpet cleaning experience, Hinterland locals Brad and Kaylene Hale service an area all the way from Beerburrum out to Conondale and up to Dulong. Whilst specialising in carpet cleaning, Brad and Kaylene are fully equipped to offer a range of cleaning services that utilise their top of the range truck mounted steam cleaner. Basically they can effectively clean and freshen up any household fabric based item as well as providing a stain removal option. This includes lounge suites, curtains, fabric blinds, carpets and rugs. Other areas that can be spruced up and cleaned include mattresses and even car interiors. With superior suction cleaning capability, the powerful steam cleaner hygienically cleans as well as diminishing odours, body oils and dust mites allowing you to protect the health of your family. Interior floor tile cleaning including grouted slate, and as an additional service - after clean protection are also offered, to ensure that your home is spic and span ready for summer. To make a booking please call 5499 9926.

Service your garden equipment for summer

Summer is nearly here so before it gets really busy make sure your mowers, trimmers, blowers, ride on mowers and chainsaws are clean and fully serviced before you need them. After limited use during the winter months all machinery needs a look over, both for safety and to save time when you need it. Beerwah Small Engines are conveniently located with plenty of customer parking on Beerwah Parade just past the Police Station. Look out for the giant Stihl chainsaw on their roof as you drive down Steve Irwin Way. This long-term family run business has been providing customers with the security of dealing with an established local business for almost 40 years and are always happy to help with any general questions, assist with guidance sharpening tools like chainsaws and hedge trimmers as well as sourcing specialty items as needed. Quality personalised customer service is key with the store staffed by six local employees. For convenience, a pickup and delivery service exists for ride on mowers and the sales team include a qualified mechanic to answer any technical queries. So beat the rush and head over to Beerwah Small Engines to ensure your summer garden maintenance is stress free. 7 Beerwah Parade, 5494 6644.

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Promised loved ones the lawn of their dreams? Do you have family and friends coming for Christmas? Have you promised a loved one the lawn of their dreams in time for summer? Don’t wait and miss out in the end of year rush – get those brownie points in early (and before they go Christmas shopping) by booking in a brand new lawn to revitalise your yard and provide a complete facelift for your garden area. Wild horse Turf is locally owned by Dean and Amanda Smyth who have been providing quality turf for the last nine years. Located at Glass House Mountains, they supply a range of quality domestic, commercial and recreational turf. Dean is always happy to discuss the conditions at your place and offer guidance as to the best grass to suit your individual needs. The secret to great grass is personal service. When you phone Wild Horse Turf, you'll speak to the person who will harvest your grass. Dean will listen to your requirements, and offer a tailor made solution to provide the lawn of your dreams. You'll get great back-up service and

ongoing advice for maintaining your lawn, long after you've laid it. Wild Horse Turf are confident that customers are getting the best quality turf available as they grow it themselves. Turf begins to deteriorate from the moment it’s harvested, so limiting the time from the paddock to your yard is a great way to give your lawn the best start. When you buy turf off the pallet at a hardware store or landscape supply shop, you risk buying turf that has been declining in freshness and quality - which affects the long term viability of your lawn. Wild Horse Turf will cut your turf to order ensuring the freshest grass that will establish in your new backyard faster. They supply and lay Sapphire Soft-leaf Buffalo, Empire Zoysia, Tropkia and Wintergreen Couch. If you are after a low maintenance option then consider Empire Zoysia which requires about a third of the mowing required by the other varieties and also has a degree of resistance to lawn grubs. Wild Horse Turf also offers a comprehensive laying service which includes the application of

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water crystals and fertiliser before the turf is laid. For complete confidence and to ensure the highest quality, both the Empire Zoysia and Sapphire Soft-leaf Buffalo are grown in certified paddocks. Wild Horse Turf’s harvesting process uses people not automatic machines. This allows a hands-on approach to quality control, and lets the staff keep a close eye on each and every slab. In short, you’ll get a more consistent turf and a flatter, better-looking end result. If you need help to work out how much turf you may require, jump online at www.wildhorseturf.com and use their turf calculator to get an idea of what you may need. Wild Horse Turf now offers a free courtesy trailer for locals. Delivery can also be easily arranged. For a free quote please call 5496 9790.

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Get your home set for summer

Summer (and then Christmas) is less than two months away – meaning that friends will be dropping over for lazy barbeques, the relations will be coming to stay, and you’ll be looking to spend quality time with your family. Take a look around … are there lots of jobs you need to get started / get finished / get sorted? The yard and gardens need tidying up, carpets need a good cleaning, the spare bedroom needs repainting, the front steps need retiling, the gutters are blocked, the pool is looking murky, the front fence has fallen over, the outdoor furniture needs a facelift ... the list goes on and on. If you’ve got the spare time and some basic understanding of what you’re doing, you can get a lot of these jobs done yourself. There are some really great resources on-line which you can access for free to explain and show you how to do whatever it is that you need done. Surprisingly, YouTube can be a source of fantastic information. People have made instructional videos on just about everything you can imagine. However, take care if they are made in another country, as some of the equipment, rules and regulations are very different to those in Australia. The Beerwah Library has a large range of DIY books which you can borrow and study up on. Take a look at their on-line catalogue to see what’s available. Make sure you research any relevant Council rules which may be applicable. What size garden shed needs Council approval? How high can you build a fence? And if you need advice on hiring equipment, make sure you contact R & R Hire. So with not many weekends until those Christmas guests will be arriving – you had better get started now!

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Electricity prices – do you feel like you have any control? Is the RET staying, is the RET going? What does Smart Metering mean? All we know is that our power bill is higher this quarter than it was last quarter – and for no apparent reason. What if we did have an alternative choice? If the complexity of old technology was a thing of the past, would You Take Control of your own energy generation and use? Of course you would! HQ Energy Hub and your solar system does all of that and more easily by managing the incoming and outgoing energy in your home or office automatically. The HQ Energy Hub has a 10kWhr lithium-ion battery with the control and management systems inside one compact unit. The HQ Energy Hub will take over the running of the electricity needs of your home or office, giving you complete freedom from the grid. You are welcome to drop by our showroom for a cuppa – made with power from the HQ Energy Hub and see how it works for yourself. We are open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Ty from All Energy HQ takes the mystery out of the Energy Hub

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When experts are required

You’ve seen them do it on TV. It doesn’t look that hard, and you were pretty handy in woodwork at high school. You’ve got a saw, a drill and a paint roller somewhere in the shed. Redoing the bathroom can’t be that hard … can it? It is understandable that people want to freshen up their home with a few DIY projects, hoping to revamp the house and yard without breaking the bank. However, there are some circumstances where paying for a professional can save you time and money in the long run … and the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ rings true. Experts caution DIY’ers to be realistic about their skills, abilities and how much time they have available. According to surveys, 60% of adults rate their DIY skills as very good. Yet 25% of people admit to experiencing a DIY disaster, and 51% of people have at least one unfinished DIY project lingering in their home. Our professional trades people say that a lot of their work is fixing up what DIY’ers have tried to start. This usually ends up costing more money and taking more time than if the tradie was asked to do it to in the first place. Worse still, a novice renovator could end up with a serious injury if something goes wrong. So before you get your Bob the Builder tool belt on, ask yourself these three questions: 1. What experience do I have? Just because you’re not afraid to take something on, doesn’t mean you have to. 2. Do I really have the time to get it all finished? Think of the inconvenience of a job taking three weeks instead of three days. 3. Do I have the right tools? If you have to buy something that you’ll most likely only use once – it’s probably not worth it. Supporting our local trades and services means that you are helping keep local people employed, which in turn keeps our local economy turning over. Lifecycle of a DIY project 1. Inspiration – you spot a project in a magazine and think ‘my bedroom will look like that.’ 2. Optimism – you buy all the tools and begin your project with confidence and enthusiasm. 3. Confusion – you’re not too sure about what you’re doing, but you do it anyway. 4. Despair – it’s all gone wrong! 5. Resignation – you accept defeat. It’s time to seek professional help.

Is your home ready for summer?

With the warmer months upon us and dare we mention it - Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your home for summer. Security doors and flyscreens may need repair or replacement and areas that you don’t have screened may need a new solution. Ever popular are screened enclosures which add extra living space by allowing you to open your home to your outdoor area, letting in the breezes without compromising security. Also popular are outdoor and external awnings. Custom made awnings are the perfect solution for keeping your home cool in summer. By reducing the heat reaching your windows, you can significantly reduce the temperature inside your home as well as keeping your cooling costs down. There are so many new and innovative products available in the external range that will compliment and add value to your home. Standard Automatic Roll Up awnings are easy to use and simple in design; this versatile and attractive awning is an excellent choice for ground floor windows for privacy and heat protection. Easy function, self-locking arms enable simple shade adjustment, and when the sun goes down, the awning can be rolled away neatly into a head box. Side channel awnings are perfect for decks and verandahs for privacy and weather protection. Custom made to suit your needs, straight drop awnings maximise your outdoor areas all year round, without creating a visual barrier. Aluminium Louvre Awnings are an ideal way to control privacy whilst at the same time not obstructing air flow or the view. Aluminium Louvre blades reflect up to 90% of the heat normally transmitted through a window. To find out which solution will benefit you this summer, arrange a free consultation from Custom Curtains and Shade on 5494 6898 or visit their new showroom at Turner Park Shopping Centre, Peachester Road, Beerwah. Julie and Jim Custom Curtains and Shade

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Multi skilled local family electrical business Mingleford Electrical Contractors based at Beerwah are a small family run company with many years of experience. They have been providing electrical services to the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years and cover a range of electrical services for both domestic and commercial jobs. This includes general electrical work, appliance and solar repairs, air conditioning, refrigeration and commercial laundry equipment. Originally trading as D&K Electrical, the company was the first major whitegoods warranty service agent on the Sunshine Coast and they have strived to build up a strong reputation of friendly, prompt and quality service over the years. Along with local domestic clients, Mingleford Electrical Contractors have a variety of current commercial contracts including work for Spotless Services (defence base maintenance) and the Sunshine Coast Council as preferred and authorised electricians. The team also offer solar repairs and have installed, repaired

and maintained many systems throughout the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas. Both founder Andy Aitchison and son Brad are multi licensed tradespeople; holding full electrical fitter mechanic licences as well as full refrigeration, LPG and electrical contractor licences. A unique point of difference is that Brad’s wife Sarah is currently also working towards becoming a fully qualified electrician. This will provide a pleasant change in a traditionally male dominated industry. It is estimated that there are less than 50 female electrical apprentices currently in Australia, and so the team at Mingleford are thrilled to be able to support Sarah’s progress towards gaining her electrical licence. Female customers may also find themselves more comfortable dealing with a woman who is on the same wavelength. With a staff of seven who all reside locally on the Sunshine Coast, all members of the team

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have been professionally trained to conform to the high standards of the Australian Electrical Contractors Association and the company is a member of Master Electricians of Australia. For all enquiries please contact Brad on 0405 985 139 or 5439 0594.

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Curtains, blinds,panel glides and shutters - all these and more are available with my recommendation from Julie and Jim at Custom Curtains in Beerwah. Julie was most helpful in assisting me with choosing the correct window dressings for my new house. The before and after service was top notch.

Deal with a local you can trust

Autumn

Warm fires, soft throw rugs, snuggly cushions and drawn curtains. You can create a sanctuary in your home that reflects the ambience of winter. Custom Curtains and Shade have a fabric and style that will reflect your individual style and compliment your surroundings.

Winter

Summer is all about fun in the sun, and enjoying the great outdoors. But indoors things can become quite uncomfortable. Selecting the right window covering will considerably reduce the harmful effects that sunlight will have on you and your furnishings as well as keep your home cooler.

Chrissy, Glasshouse Mountains

Here comes the Nasties, Mossies invade our homes, and crime rates increase. Security should be on top of your list.

The leaves are returning, the garden is flowering and the setting sun is beaming straight into your window? A custom made to measure awning can be professionally fitted to keep out sun with out spoiling your view.

Spring

Summer

Seasons of Change

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www.customcurtains.com.au Awnings I Blinds I Security I Curtains I Shutters

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