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first_img MORE: Top tips to know before you build RELATED: First impressions last a lifetime and it’s no wonder laser cut decorative screen doors are helping to transform the look of homes across the nation.First impressions last a lifetime so it’s no wonder laser cut decorative screen doors are helping to transform the look of homes across the nation. Homeowners are using Decoview laser cut screen designs as a clever way to accentuate the appearance of their homes, inside and outside. Homeowners are using Decoview laser cut screen designs as a beautiful way to accentuate the appearance of their homes, inside and outside.Decoview managing director Jay Bond said his southeast Queensland-based company, which has been operating for three years, was revolutionising the security screen door and window industry by bringing together designer laser cut decorative screen panels with high-level home security door systems.“You can choose from a vast range of stunning laser cut screen designs or high strength perforated designer screen doors and windows,” Mr Bond said.“Keep your property secure while looking stylish, not like a steel cage. Make a statement by putting a Decoview custom security screen on your property with more than 50 designs to suit any style of home.“Don’t try to hide your security door, make a statement out of it.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< A range of decorative privacy screens and Pool Perf, the latest alternative in pool fencing, is available to modernise homes.Mr Bond said his company gave a brick home built in the 1970s a makeover with the installation of funky security screens.He said Pool Perf was manufactured from extremely strong corrosion resistant marine- grade aluminium which was perforated with thousands of holes to make unique patterns.“You can add a striking feature or choose from a style of pattern that will increase privacy. Pool Perf complies with council regulations for pool fencing, it is so easy to clean and maintain compared to glass,” Mr Bond said.“Perforated holes allow a cool summer breeze and give you privacy whilst taking a relaxing swim with your family.” AFL star Nick Malceski cuts QLD ties A fated house purchase He said Pool Perf, Decoview screens and security doors were not massed produced.“Each panel can be custom made to suit an individual opening size,” Mr Bond said.Decoview manufacture in Queensland and distribute nationwide through accredited distributors. Visit decoview.com.au or phone 1300 332 688.last_img read more

Keeping Winter Weather from Wreaking Havoc on Home Heating Bills

first_imgWith winter approaching and consumers across Indiana turning up their furnaces, experts say it’s a good time to consider how your home can be more energy efficient.Snow, sleet, and ice have many Hoosiers turning up their thermostats, and those natural gas and electric bills can be expensive.According to Anthony Swinger, director of external affairs at the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, a home energy audit can help residents reduce their energy use and better manage their heating bills. He noted that many consumers are eligible for free assessments from the Energizing Indiana program.“They’ll send someone out, do a walk-through, spend some time with you and actually show you where in your home you can make improvements that will can really help and add up,” he said.Other tips to keep heating bills down include clean furnace filters, checking your insulation, setting ceiling fans to turn clockwise at a low speed, and using programmable thermostats that turn down the temperature when you are at work or sleeping.If you are facing financial hardship and can’t pay a bill on time, Swinger suggests reaching out to your utility company.“The more proactive you are, the earlier you contact the utility, and the earlier you work out a payment arrangement and keep it, the better the odds are that you’ll keep those services connected,” he said.Additionally, most Indiana natural gas and electric utilities offer budget billing programs, which he said provide for set monthly payments, making it easier to plan ahead.Swinger pointed out that another easy way to save money is to cut back on what he refers to as “vampire power.”“We’re talking about a cell-phone charger that’s plugged into the wall, but no phone is plugged in at the other end, or another a small appliance that you might keep plugged in that doesn’t really need to be plugged in, but it is using energy to some degree,” he specified.Lighting can also be expensive, and Swinger suggested switching to CFL bulbs which are more efficient, using only a fourth as much energy as traditional incandescent bulbs, and lasting about ten times longer.last_img read more

Madrid Derby: Real Test for Los Blancos Title Ambition

first_imgMadrid’s hope of winning the La Liga for the first time in five years will be put to test today as neighbours, Atletico, storm the Santiago Bernabeu for the Madrid derby. A win for the White Angels will be a big boost to their title ambition while a draw or even a loss will increase fierce rival -Barcelona’s optimism of snatching the title from leaders, who top the table with two points and a game at handReal Madrid can show how serious their bid to land a first La Liga title in five years really is when they host local rivals Atletico Madrid today in the midst of the best run of results in the campaign by Diego Simeone’s side.Real ended a three-season drought against their neighbours earlier on in the campaign with a 3-0 win at the Vicente Calderon in November, thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, a display Zinedine Zidane’s side have struggled to top. The European champions’ destiny is in their hands as they lead holders Barcelona by two points while also having a game in hand, though doubts linger about their true quality.Real’s play has been littered with lapses of concentration in defence and they have often had to rely on late escape acts to see them through difficult games.Atletico have won all three of their previous visits to the Santiago Bernabeu in the league and head there after beating Real Sociedad 1-0 on Tuesday to record five consecutive domestic wins for the first time this season.Zidane made wholesale changes to his team in Wednesday’s 4-2 win at Leganes in preparation for the derby, resting Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos.Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata shone in the absence of the team’s big hitters to help put Real up 3-0 after 25 minutes but familiar frailties were visible at the back as they conceded twice in two minutes before adding a fourth after the break.Real will find it tougher to compensate for any similar errors against Atletico, who have conceded just one goal in their last six games in all competitions.Atletico defender Juanfran believes his side are far better prepared to face their neighbours than when they last met.“It’s clear they were better than us in that game but now it’s another story, a different moment. I hope we can stay on this great run and get something positive, although we know it’ll be difficult because they are top and are having an incredible season,” Juanfran told reporters.“We had a bad run around November and December and that has made us stronger and we’ve shown once again that Atletico always rises against adversity,” added Juanfran, who missed the crucial penalty in the shoot-out when Atletico lost to Real in the 2016 Champions League final.Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann believes Atletico can inflict the worst possible start to a season defining two-weeks for Real. Griezmann scored the winner last season as Atletico became the first side to ever win away to Real in the league for three consecutive seasons.“I see us as favourites. I believe in my teammates and the coach. We have to win more for the fans than for the points. Madrid played great and caused us a lot of damage. Now it is a different story. We know it is going to be difficult, but I believe in my teammates. We are more complete now,” said a bullish Griezmann on Thursday.Inflicting a damaging blow on Real’s bid for the first league title in five years would be some measure of sweet revenge for Atletico. However, Real have yet to taste defeat at home in La Liga this season.That record will be put fully to the test over the next fortnight as Barcelona visit on March 23.In between times Madrid also face old foes Bayern Munich for a place in the Champions League semifinals.Real captain Sergio Ramos has been Atletico’s bete noire in recent times, scoring in both the Champions League finals between the sides.But he has called on Real to not rest on their laurels and go for more history by becoming the first side to retain the Champions League in 27 years and end Barca’s stranglehold on La Liga.“You can’t constantly live with what you have won in the past. You have to have ambition and belief to win titles. As of today we can win both the Champions League and La Liga,” he told Madrid’s website.Both sides are in great form having each won their last five La Liga outings.However, Zidane and Simeone’s plans could be affected by their upcoming Champions League ties with Bayern and Leicester City respectively.Zidane is expected to welcome back a host of first team regulars rested for Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Leganes, including Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.By contrast, Simeone is expected to name an unchanged side from the one that beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Tuesday with Fernando Torres partnering Griezmann up front due to Kevin Gameiro’s continued absence through injury.Barcelona will be waiting to take advantage of any favours Atletico could do for them when they visit Malaga hours after the derby on the back of a 3-0 win over Sevilla.Coach Luis Enrique said Barcelona’s first half performance was “the display we had dreamt about”.The Catalans will be without Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique for the visit to Malaga, who picked up only their second win of 2017 by winning 1-0 at Sporting Gijon on Wednesday to move eight points clear of the relegation zone. Any slip up from Real would allow Barcelona to move top when they travel to Malaga later today. Enrique is expected to rest some of his star names ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Harry Kane to receive prestigious award ahead of match with Spain

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? impact smart causal Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings The new Nike boots Harry Kane will wear against Spain at Wembley REVEALED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY ADVICE RANKED There’s something waiting for @HKane to collect at @wembleystadium tomorrow… 👀#threelions pic.twitter.com/UzjL78XRfm— England (@England) September 7, 2018Kane will pick up the award ahead of the Three Lions’ UEFA Nations League opener against Spain at Wembley Stadium.In the match, Kane will also wear his brand new Nike boots, which are gold, to celebrate his incredible summer, which saw England reach the World Cup semi-finals under the stewardship of Gareth Southgate Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane is set to receive his World Cup 2018 Golden Boot.The hotshot striker hit six goals in Russia, two more than closest rivals Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe, Denis Cheryshev, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Artem Dzyuba. highlights Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures BEST OF last_img read more