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ECHUCA MOAMA

AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

DIY

Vertical Gardens

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Local homes

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DENNIS FAMILY

CHARLTON 302

CHARLTON 282 Total area

260.65 m2

28.06 sq

Total area

279.61 m2

30.11 sq

Living area

203.65 m2

21.93 sq

Living area

219.44 m2

23.63 sq

6.40 m2

0.69 sq

0.69 sq

Portico

6.40 m2

Alfresco

12.62 m

2

1.36 sq

Alfresco

13.96 m2

1.50 sq

Garage area

37.97 m2

4.09 sq

Garage area

39.81 m2

4.29 sq

House width

15.80 m

House width

15.80 m

House length

20.15 m

House length

20.99 m

Portico

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CHARLTON 332

CHARLTON 352

Total area

310.71 m2

33.45 sq

Total area

326.22 m2

35.12 sq

Living area

250.09 m2

26.93 sq

Living area

258.96 m2

27.88 sq

6.40 m2

0.69 sq

Portico

6.40 m2

0.69 sq

Alfresco

15.63 m

2

1.68 sq

Alfresco

22.28 m2

2.40 sq

Garage area

38.58 m2

4.15 sq

Garage area

38.58 m2

House width

15.80 m

House width

15.80 m

House length

23.63 m

House length

24.35 m

Portico

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LOCAL HOMES

to a Dream home 8 Downsizing 

Leigh and Debbie Frost take us inside their newly-built home.

10 Wharparilla Wonder

Set on the banks of the mighty Murray River, Mark and Christie Peters

home boasts modern living in a beautiful surround.

GARDENING & OUTDOORS Vergolas for year round entertaining

12

 Open or closed. Cool or warm. When it comes to outdoor living spaces it is hard to look past a vergola.

16 DIY Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are a clever way of bringing life and beauty to your

backyard.

19 Chainsaw Maintenance

Tips to ensure your chainsaw is ready to use.

BUYING & SELLING

14 A Good Investment

Growing property investment in Echuca-Moama is aiding a strong market, according to Elders director Dean Costello.

18 Bigger & Better

Think bigger and better with Dennis Family Homes.

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Downsizing to a

Dream HOME Moving local is an easy choice when it comes to your new home. Just ask Leigh and Debbie

we purchased a subdivision

Debbie said building a new

friends when they choose to

Frost.

and built our home.’’

home allowed for greater

visit, which was evident at last

The Echuca couple moved in to

Leigh said the last property had

choice.

month’s Southern 80 weekend.

their newly-constructed house

become too large to maintain.

‘‘We wanted storage, which is

All the rooms have large robes

near the Echuca Racecourse in

‘‘We started thinking about the

why we built the big shed,’’

for storage and there is plenty

move three or four years ago

she said.

of cupboard space across the

and bought the land two and a

‘‘The pool at the old place

bathrooms and laundry.

half years ago,’’ he said.

didn’t get used as often as

Leigh said he found the design

‘‘There’s been a few houses

when the children were

he and Debbie liked and made

younger and we thought in the

a few adjustments.

years to come the place would

‘‘We had a plan to work with

December, a two-minute drive from their old home of 26 years in Echuca Village. Two of the three children have moved out, so Debbie said the time was right to downsize. ‘‘We’ve gone from five acres to one acre. It’s a dream home,’’

come on the market, which we said we wouldn’t mind having a look at.

be harder to maintain.

‘‘It’s a good time to buy a house

‘‘The new house will be simpler

to what we thought would suit

and changed the plan around

she said.

that’s complete, especially with

to maintain.’’

us,’’ he said.

‘‘We wanted to stay in Echuca

a garden, but we decided to

The four-bedroom home

‘‘We had to move the garage

and knew what we wanted, so

build a house instead.’’

can still cater for family and

from one side of the plan to the

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‘‘We wanted to stay in Echuca and knew what we wanted, so we purchased a subdivision and built our home.’’

other and changed it from a

Despite raising their family in

double to a triple.

Bangerang Rd, the couple found

‘‘The shed’s never big enough.

the move an easy one.

You’d always like a bigger

‘‘It doesn’t feel any different,

shed.’’

it’s only two minutes away,’’

The couple called on local

Debbie said.

builder Paul James of PM and

‘‘I didn’t find it hard at all.’’

LR James Builders.

Leigh said the only hard aspect

Debbie said purchasing all their

of moving was the packing.

materials locally and employing

The district’s hot and dry

local tradesmen was always a factor when constructing the house.

summer restricted the Frosts from landscaping duties, but the better installation compared

‘‘Paul built (our son) Craig’s

to their old home made things a

house and we were happy with

lot cooler.

what he did with that,’’

‘‘Everyone likes to move in to a

Leigh said.

new house,’’ Leigh said.

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Wharparilla Won

Set on the banks of the mighty Murray River, this newly-constructed home boasts modern living in a beautifu So why are owners Mark and

Timber,’’ Christie said.

‘‘Finally after two years we

For the adults, there is a large

Christie Peters placing the

‘‘It’s mess-proof. There’s never

bought it, but now we have to

indoor-outdoor entertaining

any dust or marks.’’

leave it behind as well.

area, fitted with fridges and a

Perched fittingly on the timber

‘‘Each thing has its place, and

barbecue, not to mention the

house on the market? ‘‘It’s 100 per cent complete. There’s nothing more to do,’’ Christie said. The couple bought the land in 2010 and lived in the pre-existing house, an old weatherboard, for 18 months. The house was cut off at the stumps and placed on a truck to Torrumbarry, before the pair began building a new home for the second time.

is the dining table.

this belongs here.’’

outdoor setting by the river.

Constructed in the house

The artwork is one of many

There was even enough space

using timber from the Echuca

features the pair spotted in

for the family to host a friend’s

Wharf, Christie said it was one

Echuca-Moama.

wedding.

of many features that would

‘‘We saw the same lights at the

Christie has her own gym,

remain with the home.

Echuca Hotel and knew they

Another is the art piece in the

would work well,’’ Christie

which can easily be transformed into another living

front garden, something the

said.

room, study or bedroom.

pair fought tirelessly for.

‘‘And the artwork (in the

The laundry rivals a

Christie is still unsure what it

master bedroom and entry)

laundromat and one bare foot on the kids’ bedroom carpet

is exactly, but suggested a fish

came from Under the Gable.’’

skeleton or surfboard as some

Looking beyond the house, you

of the options.

begin to understand how much

‘‘I first saw it at Collins Pumps

it truly offers.

in Moama and knew I had to

For the Peters’ two kids and

One of the first features you

have it,’’ Christie said.

their friends, it is the vast

notice when walking in to the

‘‘He said it wasn’t for sale, so

outdoor playing area leading

‘Oh my God that carpet!’’’

to the river, inbuilt trampoline

Back on the timber lies the

and water slide to the

kitchen, nestled in neatly among

swimming pool.

the dining area and lounge.

‘‘We designed the house ourselves,’’ Mark said. ‘‘Our builder Ryan Senior was really adaptive to our plans.’’

five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is the timber flooring. ‘‘We got that from Nullarbor

Mark went there six months later with a new offer and it still wasn’t for sale.

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will make you want to rub your face against it. ‘‘The carpet’s 100 per cent pure wool,’’ Christie said. ‘‘When people feel it they say,


nder

ul surround. The ‘‘butler’s kitchen’’, an inbuilt pantry that runs the length of the kitchen bench, is an impressive feature. It is one of many that Christie is hopeful of replicating in the next home. ‘‘I’ll definitely have ceilingto-floor tiles again in the bathrooms and I’ll pick colours before picking the kitchen,’’ she said. ‘‘There are always other small things, like door handles and basins which you might change.’’ Despite being the second time the Peters have built and having also renovated, Christie said it would not be difficult to let the house go. ‘‘It’s all material. It can be replaced.’’

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Vergolas

for year-round entertaining

Open or closed. Cool or warm. When it comes to outdoor living spaces it is hard to look past a vergola. Paul Gray of Paul Gray

vergola leaves the pergola,

available on walls, while roofs

vergolas is higher than ever.

Builders said the opening-

patio and verandah in its

can be fitted not only above

wake.

entertaining areas, but pools as

‘‘They’ve been around for a long

roof system offered more flexibility for entertaining

well.

or leisure.

‘‘It’s also rain sensitive, so it automatically closes to ensure

Paul said the popularity of

‘‘It gives people more control,

nothing gets damaged,’’ Paul

whether they want a lot of

said.

light inside the house or even

Once the rain ceases, the

have it open in winter,’’ he said.

vergola will reopen, a great option if you are away from

The opening-roof system

the house.

allows homeowners to adjust

And while fixed-roof

to weather conditions and control airflow and sunlight.

structures affect the home’s energy rating, a vergola does

Be it a cool dwelling

not, saving money and adding

in summer or a warm

value to the property.

atmosphere in winter, the

Shade structures are also

time, so they’ve been tried and tested,’’ he said.

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Property: a good investment Growing property investment in Echuca-Moama is aiding a strong market, according to Elders director Dean Costello. ‘‘The market’s been fantastic

better for the investor and the

sellers than seven months ago.

Buyers are also proving to be

since winter,’’ Dean said.

investors come back in.’’

‘‘Sellers are going fantastic.

more switched on thanks to

‘‘But the big key to the whole

Despite less than usual stock,

They’re getting their houses

technology, Dean said.

thing is the investor. If the

buyers are still trowelling the

out there at realistic numbers

‘‘When you can buy apps that

investor comes in, that’s what

market.

and getting results very

you can point at a house and

gets everything moving.”

‘‘Summer was a little bit

quickly,’’ he said.

it tells you the sales history, it

He said the simple concepts

quieter because there hasn’t

One example of the stronger

makes it pretty good for the

of supply and demand were

been as many listings online,

market was a house in Declan

buyer,” he said.

evident in the local market.

so a lack of stock has probably

Way, Echuca which asked for

‘‘I like the buyer being

‘‘The reality is rents have

slowed us down a bit,’’ Dean

$375,000 seven months ago but

educated because at the end

increased because there’s huge

said.

had no buyers.

of the day you’re not out

demand,’’ he said.

‘‘But there’s still a lot of buyers

When it returned to the market

there to find a wood duck,

‘‘Once you’ve got no supply

around. We’ve had a few come

in February it sold within four

and the demand gets higher,

in but not the normal amount.”

days at $385,000.

the rents go up. Then all of

He said the market is also

‘‘That goes to show things are

a sudden the returns get

providing greater value for

good and strong,’’ Dean said.

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DIYVertic Vertical gardens are a clever way of bringing life and beauty to your backyard.

Pallet Vertical Garden MATERIALS 1 pallet 1 roll of garden film 1 burlap 1 furniture stapler Scissors Pot plants/plant seeds Soil and/or potting mix.

Step 1

Step 2

Cover the bottom face and

Stand the pallet upright with

three sides of the pallet with

the open side facing up.

garden film, secured tightly

Fill to the brim with soil

with staples. Attach the burlap to the inside

and place on the ground horizontally.

of the pallet on the open face.*

* If using plants do not attach a burlap. Instead, place the pallet on the ground

with plants before adding the potting mix. Cover each row with plants closely the roots to settle before standing the pallet garden upright.

Plastic Wall Garden MATERIALS 4 plastic troughs (including end caps and fixtures) or old plastic guttering 2 pieces of wood, 2m in length

Step 1

Step 2

Pot plants/seedlings with potting mix

Drill three holes in the bottom

Mark the position on the wood

of each trough.

of each plastic trough, allowing

■ Drill

■ Handsaw

Attach the pieces of wood

for plant height.

■ Pencil

■ Drill

Dowels and screws

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Bigger & BETTER Think bigger and better with Dennis Family Homes When looking to build a new home, it is the combination of experience, quality, service, product range and local knowledge that makes the Dennis Family Homes difference. One of Victoria’s leading builders, the Dennis family has had an active presence in the Goulburn and Murray Valley region for almost two decades and established a local office in Echuca more than ten years ago. The Echuca team of Dennis Family Homes have been there from the start to guide customers through each step of the building process, beginning with Sales Consultant, Sharon Stratton. Sharon’s experience is invaluable in helping customers personalise their home plans. She has a deep understanding of the Echuca/Moama property market and knows what people

are looking for in a new home.

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to provide more information

pendants, ceiling fan lights and

in store, or you can visit

more.

the website at

Roundabout Lighting also

www.roundaboutlighting.com.au

offers LED lighting, which

Customers can be kept up

consumes about 90 per cent

to date of new releases and

less energy than regular

specials when they like the

halogen or incandescent

business’s Facebook page.

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ADD SOME SCANDINAVIAN SIMPLICITY!

169 Pakenham Street, Echuca Phone 5480 2238

www.roundaboutlighting.com.au


Timeless flooring Pro Sanding Pty Ltd is, and has been, local to the Shire of Campaspe and surrounding areas for the last 18 years. Chris and his dedicated team

showroom in Echuca or Bendigo

from restoring a timber floor

Pro Sanding Pty Ltd proudly

have completed many homes

where you can see many

or deck, to installation of strip

services regional Victoria. Phone

and commercial projects.

samples to select your timber or

timber and parquetry flooring,

1800 450 150 to book your quote

Our latest works include the

concrete floor needs.

right up to sanding a sports

today.

Campaspe Interpretive Centre,

Chris has been associated

stadium.

with the following Trade

Pro Sanding Pty Ltd can also

associations: Australian Timber

complete all floor grinding

We can supply the flooring as

Floor Association, Wood Floor

and preparation including

well as complete the sanding

Association, Master Builders Of

polished concrete floors in both

and coating. Polished concrete

Victoria and Housing Industry

residential and commercial

is also a timeless finish that

Association for many years

situations, to concrete repairs, to

allows 5 star energy rating

and recently had one of our

a warehouse/ supermarket.

homes to boom.

employees win Employee of the Year for his efforts to the timber

Chris and the team are happy to

Our facebook page and website

The Star Bar and The White House.

can give the customer a snippet

flooring industry.

of our works, or come to our

My team can handle any works

quote any flooring job you have in mind, be it your home, your shed, your business, wherever.

“My team can handle any works from restoring a timber floor or deck to installation of strip timber and parquetry flooring”

Give your floors a lift today... If you’re looking at ripping up your old carpet, or need some TLC for your old floor, then look what we can do for you

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CALL TODAY FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE For top quality & service call our professional team today

Find us on

p: 1800 450 150 m: 0418 599 750 www.prosanding.com.au

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Make your house a home BOAT & CARAVAN STORAGE NOW AVAILABLE

Curtains, blinds, pelmets and shutters Custom made cushions Huge variety of ready made cushions and much more

Why leave your valuables exposed to the elements or theft when our modern, secure self storage facility provides:

■ Fully alarmed individual units – 24 hour surveillance ■ Easy access - 24 hours/7 days a week ■ Affordable rates with long term storage discounts

Decorate your home today with... 286 Hare Street, Echuca. Phone 5482 4163

Custom Blinds

5 Despatch St, Echuca.

Phone 5482 6753 / 0413 994 796 E: enquiries@echucastorage.com.au W: www.echucastorage.com.au

BLINDS & SCREENS

Manufactured in Echuca.

 HOLLAND BLINDS  E-SCREENS  DOUBLE ROLLER BLINDS  PLANTATION SHUTTERS  ROMAN BLINDS  TIMBER VENETIANS  ALUMINIUM VENETIANS  VERTICAL DRAPES  OUTDOOR BLINDS & AWNINGS  SECURITY DOORS & FLY SCREENS 22 - Your Place | autumn/winter 2014

Call us today for your FREE Measure & Quote Phone: (03) 5480 1383 reception@clarksblinds.com www.clarksblinds.com


We’ll help you find the floor you’ve been searching for Timber & Bamboo Choices

Carpet & Rug Choices

Vinyl & Laminate Choices

Tile Choices

Your local flooring specialists: Angela, Russell, Ash and Jacki

Choices Flooring Echuca has been servicing the Echuca area and surrounding suburbs since 2001. They have the latest ideas in carpets, timber, bamboo, laminate, vinyl, tiles and rugs. There’s a flooring choice to suit every home and every budget. With over 12 years’ experience in the flooring industry, Russell, Angela and the team are committed to bringing you professional and up to date information on the latest trends and styles to help you find what you’re searching for. So if you’re looking for the latest trends in flooring, everything that’s new underfoot, then look no further than Choices Flooring Echuca.

Choices Flooring Echuca - 5482 3883 1/188 Annesley St, Echuca echuca@choicesflooring.com.au choicesflooring.com.au

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Save on your rising electricity costs...

with solar Why install solar? • • • •

Reduce, or eliminate your electricity bills by generating your own power. Environmentally friendly. High rate of return on investment. Increase the value and energy rating of your home.

Dependent on the size of solar system you install, many systems pay for themselves in around 5 years with the savings on your electricity costs. The return on investment could be as high as 20% per annum, a better return than savings in a bank! With over 25 years’ experience in the field, Jeremy and his team provide high quality services and pride themselves on prompt service, competitive prices, high quality products and second-to-none workmanship. They specialise in installation on residential, commercial and industrial sites. Having installed a large number of systems of varying sizes over the years in schools, council facilities, businesses and homes in the area, Norlec Contracting & Solar offer outstanding value, local knowledge, after sales support and maintenance. Norlec Contracting & Solar are a Power Partner with one of the biggest suppliers in Australia, which has been established for over 30 years. Only well known, high quality brands are used. You get the peace of mind that the products we use are well known from well established companies. It’s an investment in the future and you will have industry leading warranties on your products.

No deposit finance packages available. Enquiries welcome.

2013 Power Partners Platinum Dealers of the year For installing more than 700kw

When experience & quality matters, call your local solar experts. 1070 Hansen Rd, Bamawn P. 5486 5402 F. 5486 5244 M. 0427 649 363 norleccontracting@bigpond.com www.norlecsolar.com.au REC: VIC 15607 NSW: 161867C CEC A4243873v

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