The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-26T08:11:21Z NewTechWood Partners with Decking Out Melbourne at the 2017 Melbourne Home Show 2017-06-26T08:11:21Z newtechwood-partners-with-decking-out-melbourne-at-the-2017-melbourne-home-show NewTechWood Australia announces it expansion into Victoria with a display of their composite timber decking at the 2017 Melbourne Home Show.  They will be sharing Stand No. O01 with Decking Out Melbourne, Melbourne’s premier deck building company.  The Melbourne Home Show will be held 17-20 August, 2017 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank.   NewTechWood is a world wide company with distributors based in all 7 continents and headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company started as a plastic recycling company in the mid 1980’s in the U.S.  It prides itself on innovation and commitment to environmental values.   NewTechWood composite decking, cladding and screening is imported and distributed exclusively by Urban Direct Wholesale, a Perth company.  The product has been steadily growing in popularity and increasingly being specified by architects and builders.  NewTechWood composite decking and cladding is also now being specified on projects in NSW and Victoria, with demand expected to grow.   Company Director, Ben Ranieri says in the three years NewTechWood has been selling in Western Australia, it has been rating either #1 or #2 best selling composite decking product during this time.  The rise in popularity is attributed to a more discerning customer base who actively seek products and companies who are both socially and environmentally responsible.    Ranieri says the fact NewTechWood is also one of the better quality composite products being offered at a more affordable price point has boosted its rise in popularity.  It is also made from recycled timbers and plastic products resulting in less impact on natural forest resources. Unlike some composite products, NewTechWood has an exclusive “Ultrashield” capping around all 4 sides, protecting the ‘core’. This offers full UV, moisture, fading, warping, rotting, splitting and termite resistance.  It’s a favourite with home-owners because it is maintenance free, requiring no oiling, staining or painting and is backed by a 25 year warranty. Award winning Decking Out Melbourne, established in 2001, is the first reseller in Victoria of NewTechWood. Priding themselves on quality, service and innovation, they have established themselves as one of the leading deck builders in the country, domestic and commercial, using capped composite decking product. They were the first deck building company outside of North America to win awards, which include first place, at America’s most prestigious deck building awards, governed by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). With their solid and established reputation and experience, choosing Decking Out Melbourne as their first Victorian reseller was an obvious choice.  Their workmanship will be on display at the joint NewTechWood and Decking Out Melbourne stand at the Home Show.   Crestron shatters records at InfoComm 2017 2017-06-26T06:01:20Z crestron-shatters-records-at-infocomm-2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #042eee} li.li2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} li.li3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #042eee} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 13.0px Helvetica; font-kerning: none} span.s3 {font: 9.0px Helvetica; font-kerning: none} span.s4 {font: 11.0px Helvetica; text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #042eee} span.s5 {font: 9.0px Helvetica; text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #042eee} span.s6 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s7 {font-kerning: none; color: #000000} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} Crestron Wins Company-Best 26 Industry Awards at InfoComm® 2017 Crestron Mercury™, DM® NVX Series, Avia™ DSPs and Amplifiers, and DMPS 3-Series® Presentation Systems, among others, receive top honours at largest professional AV show in North America Sydney – June 26, 2017 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it received a company-best 26 industry awards at InfoComm 2017, the largest event in North America focused on the professional AV industry. Crestron was recognised in multiple categories by leading AV industry trade publications. “Crestron is extremely proud and honoured to be recognised by the AV industry for a company-best twenty-six awards at InfoComm 2017,” said Fred Bargetzi, Chief Technology Officer. “These awards are validation of the hard work and ingenuity of the hundreds of engineers and visionaries in our R&D labs. They share a passion and relentless commitment to push the boundaries of what’s possible and anticipate our customers’ needs.” Crestron received the following awards at InfoComm 2017: rAVe Reader’s Choice Awards Favourite Manufacturer-Based Training Program Favourite Control / Signal Processing Manufacturer Favourite Overall Systems Product: DigitalMedia™ Commercial Integrator® Best Awards Audio Conferencing Solution: Crestron Mercury Collaboration: Crestron Mercury Video Distribution Systems: DM-NVX-350 Large-Scale Control Systems: CP3N Touch Screens: TSW-1060 Programming, Design & Engineering Solutions: Crestron Studio® Government Video® Best of Show Awards Crestron Mercury DMPS 3-Series Presentation System DMPS3-4K-300-C Avia 12x8 Digital Signal Processor Avia 8-Channel Power Amplifier Digital Graphics Engine DM-DGE-200-C SCN® InfoComm Installation Product Awards Most Innovative IoT Product: Crestron Mercury AV Technology Best of Show Awards Crestron Mercury DigitalMedia Network AV Encoder/Decoder DM-NVX-350 Avia Digital Signal Processor w/Dante™ DSP-1283 DMPS 3-Series Presentation System DMPS3-4K-300-C Sound & Video Contractor® Best of Show Awards Crestron Mercury Avia 8-Channel Power Amplifier AMP-8150 4K Multi-Window Video Processor HD-WP-4K-401-C Digital Signage “Best of Show” DigitalMedia Network AV Encoder/Decoder DM-NVX-350 Tech & Learning® “Best of Show” DMPS 3-Series Presentation System DMPS3-4K-300-C Digital Graphics Engine DM-DGE-200-C GPA Global Excellence Award Crestron was also honoured to receive a prestigious 2017 GPA Global Excellence Award. These are awarded annually to the leading audio, video, and UC manufacturers and vendors who show the highest level of commitment to delivering a superior experience worldwide. - ENDS - About Crestron At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform. Our products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support across the globe. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Discover Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com. *** All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Certain trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. ©2017 Crestron Electronics, Inc. Contact Information DEC PR Jennifer Gillis, Ruth Fletcher or Duyen Nguyen crestron@decpr.com.au / (02) 8014 5033 Local Illawarra Builder Beats Big Nationals for Coveted Award 2017-06-23T23:48:30Z local-illawarra-builder-beats-big-nationals-for-coveted-award Shellharbour 23 Jun 2017   Local, family-run home-builder Mincove Homes has picked up a Master Builders Association Award for Best Display Home. Known as “Oakwood” it was the only home in the Lend Lease CalderwoodValley Display Village to win an accolade. Owners Shayne and John Howle received the honour at SE Region Awards the awards ceremony held in the Ulladulla Civic Centre on Saturday the 17th of June.     Left: Shayne and John Howle with their recent Master Builders Association Award for Best Display Home. Right: Mincove General Manager David King receives the award in Ulladulla on behalf of Mincove Homes presented by Gavin Reynolds from Harvey Norman Commercial Nowra (right)   Mincove Homes are no strangers to industry recognition, having received a similar award in 2015 for their impressive display home in Shell Cove.   A local business success story, Mincove homes has been building homes in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions for over 18 years.   Mincove General Manager Mr. David King said “The reason people choose to build with Mincove Homes, is the quality of the finishes. Mincove employ all their major trades such as Bricklayers and Carpenters and this ensures a high-quality finish on every home that we build” King also said, “Shayne and John are very proud to win this award and they believe the quality of our tradies are a key to the success of this business”.   The Award-winning 4 Bedroom Display Home “Oakwood”   The “Oakwood” delivers the ultimate in spacious family living for anyone looking to build a single storey home on a standard building site. This clever design even has a spit built into it, so it will also suit a sloping site. This design has come about through listening to what Mincove Homes’ clients are looking for in an affordable home.   The official judges’ comments on the Oakwood were clear about the superior design and build of this home.   Judges’ Comments: This was a well-constructed display home with different materials and textures utilized to give a pleasing effect. Face brick to outside faces with part portal frame construction to include a built in gas barbeque with its wood supply was a nice touch. The rear fence incorporated vertical sleepers to give a rugged warm feel which offset the neat merbau decking.   The Mincove team have chosen a number of key elements to create a home with some great character that is also an affordable family home.   The Oakwood features a generous master suite complete with his and hers walk-in robes and ensuite, three additional double bedrooms, and an open plan kitchen, dining and living area flowing onto an alfresco area that is sure to inspire a year-round indoor-outdoor lifestyle.   The whole family will relish the notion of a dedicated home theatre room, while the children’s activity area ensures that kids have their own space for games, crafts, reading and more.   The “Oakwood” display home is only one of the two homes that are on display at the Calderwood Valley Display Village. The second home is a double storey called the “Ridgewood” and was designed specifically for narrow blocks.   Mincove homes has built its business by specialising in custom and sloping site builds and with the opening of these two homes at Calderwood, it now has a range of affordable housing to suit anyone who is looking to enter the market. Mincove homes also have a range of narrow block designs and double storey designs specifically suited to the Calderwood valley precinct.   Mincove’s Display Homes are open 7 days in Calderwood Valley or Shell Cove Calderwood Valley Display Homes 73-75 Brushgrove Circuit, Calderwood NSW 2527 Ph: (02) 4243 8841   Shell Cove Display Home 4 Windjammer Crescent, Shell Cove (off Apollo Drive) Ph: (02) 4296 0007   Or visit the Mincove website for more details www.mincovehomes.com.au   ENDS   For more information please contact: Media contact Mincove Homes   David King – General Manager(02) 4256 0222  david@mincove.com.au Media packs including high-quality photography of the display homes is available on request Media contact Master builders Association   Contact Lynn Smith – Manager Master Builders Association of NSW – Ulladulla office T: 02 4454 1955 Email and Website lsmith@mbansw.asn.auwww.mbansw.asn.au \ Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 St Ives Story - Part 1 2017-06-20T04:37:43Z st-ives-story-part-1 For the next few months, we will walk through the build of one of our stunning St Ives custom home builds. We really showcased our craft with this build that features a more traditional, full-brick build to accommodate the needs of a growing family. To give you a quick visual, below you can see the before-and-after shots. The contrast you cannot put into words; or can you? We will try to do it justice by diving into the finer details of the build in five partsLet’s paint the picture for you now for Part I of our series. Our client is a small family; parents are both professionals within the medical industry and they have two young boys with potentially more in the near future. They approached Chateau because they want to remain in the area for the local schools, shops, community but most of all they want to remain close to family and friends. They knew that we specialised in custom home builds and it suited their situation perfectly – a luxury custom home build by Chateau!Our client told us that they wanted a high quality home to live in for years to come but also to meet the needs of a growing family. Usually, modern homes are built with timber between the ground and second storey however, they wanted a more traditional full brick/solid construction throughout the external and internal parts of the home. Our architects put together some final drawings of the house to submit to the council (included in price) before approval. We take control of this part of the process because it can be time-consuming and emotionally tiring when dealing with the council. Once the final plans have been approved demolition (also included in price) will begin; followed by excavation (which is also included in the price) of the site in preparation for the build to begin! Here at Chateau Architects + Builders, we aim to make your life during the build process as easy as possible. Our process involves a team of professionals who work as one from the outset, from demolition to that final coat of paint in the living area! This synergy of everyone working together ensures that optimum results for Chateau Architects + Builders but most importantly, you, the client. If you would like to know more about your perfect dream home, look no further than us at Chateau. If you want to fast-forward to the finished home I St Ives, check it out it out Recent Projects Gallery as ‘St Ives’, not ‘St Ives 2’. IMPACT: Origin Energy Increases prices by up to $559 2017-06-16T04:15:39Z impact-origin-energy-increases-prices-by-up-to-559 IMPACT: Origin Energy Increases prices by up to $559 ·       Last of the Big 3 retailers in Australia to increase their New South Wales pricing ·       Impact ranges from 11.7% to 21.2% depending on region, tariff structure and annual usage ·       Adding between $128 and $559 to a residential customers annual bill Origin Energy is the incumbent retailer across Sydney’s Western Suburbs (Endeavour Energy network region) and Country New South Wales (Essential Energy network region). The changes are closely aligned to the movements by both EnergyAustralia and AGL reflecting the rising costs in the electricity wholesale market. The impact of some individual c/kWh pricing is significant, adding 29-32% to the current price. Anytime Usage Customers – Annual % Increase   Western Suburbs - Parramatta, Penrith etc (Endeavour) Country (Essential) Sydney and Surrounds (Ausgrid) Low 12.5% 12.5% 12.3% Medium 14.5% 14.5% 14.4% High 16.4% 16.4% 15.8%   Time Of Use Customers – Annual % Increase   Western Suburbs - Parramatta, Penrith etc (Endeavour) Country (Essential) Sydney and Surrounds (Ausgrid) Low 17.4% 12.6% 13.5% Medium 21.2% 15.0% 14.7% High 22.8% 16.2% 15.2%   Anytime Usage Customers – Annual $ increase   Western Suburbs - Parramatta, Penrith etc (Endeavour) Country (Essential) Sydney and Surrounds (Ausgrid) Low $128 $149 $131 Medium $249 $285 $259 High $393 $431 $398   Time Of Use Customers – Annual $ increase   Western Suburbs - Parramatta, Penrith etc (Endeavour) Country (Essential) Sydney and Surrounds (Ausgrid) Low $188 $159 $139 Medium $374 $297 $251 High $559 $436 $362 * Low user is 2750 kWh/year, Medium user is 5500 kWh/year, High user is 8250 kWh/year (Anytime usage customer) Tim Wolfenden, Managing Director at Energy Bill Doctor (www.energybilldoctor.com.au) “These changes come as no surprise, following what we have seen from both EnergyAustralia and AGL.  However, the impact of these increases will bite hard on their incumbent customer base who will be seeing close to freezing temperatures throughout July and August.” Vulnerable customer must seek immediate support from whichever retailer they are with. It’s imperative that all users start using less and paying less – make sure you: 1)      Have a discount or a fixed price deal with no lock in fees with your current retailer or switch to one who will 2)      Focus everyone in your home to use less and employ some sensible energy saving measures such as: a.       Make use of Mother Nature - open blinds / curtains and let the sun warm your home in the cold winter months b.       Set your thermostat right - find what's comfortable but around 18-20 c is going to save you a lot of money vs 24-26 c in the winter c.       Use Off Peak (even though it’s gone up significantly it will be cheaper than Peak or Shoulder rates) - if you have it, use it, it can be 4 times cheaper d.       Heat or cool a smaller area - if some rooms are not in use, shut those doors e.       Insulate for drafts - a towel or blanket to block the wind through doors or window will save you money f.        Keep the dryer as a secret weapon - check the weather and wash on the days with good sun and wind All press enquiries to: Tim Wolfenden (Managing Director): tim@energybilldoctor.com.au 0430 641 786   About Energy Bill Doctor Energy Bill Doctor creates Happiness through Healthy Electricity Bills. Energy Bill Doctor delivers a 100% accurate online bill healthcheck and switching service (no need to chat on the phone for 30 minutes) – we’ve removed all data entry (that a traditional switching service has) and take care of all the paperwork, making it quick (switch in under 60 seconds), simple and easy for you to switch to a cheaper, healthier energy deal in just a matter of minutes. Energy Bill Doctor helps consumers Take Back Control of their energy bills. With Energy Bill Doctor you can health check your bill anytime, if it’s healthy, there’s no need to switch – plus you will have the peace of mind that you are on a great deal www.energybilldoctor.com.au     BREAKING: EnergyAustralia to increase electricity prices in Sydney by 19% 2017-06-16T04:13:58Z breaking-energyaustralia-to-increase-electricity-prices-in-sydney-by-19   BREAKING: EnergyAustralia to increase electricity prices in Sydney by 19% Early warning of Sydney energy price hikes from EnergyAustralia. Average Increases Sydney and Surrounds (Ausgrid):   % Increase $ Increase (annual) Low 17.7% $184 Medium 19.6% $346 High 20.8% $517 * Low user is 2750 kWh/year, Medium user is 5500 kWh/year, High user is 8250 kWh/year (Anytime usage customer) Tim Wolfenden, Managing Director at Energy Bill Doctor (www.energybilldoctor.com.au) “It’s imperative that users start using less and paying less – make sure you have a discount or a fixed price deal with no lock in fees with your current retailer, or switch to one who will – then focus everyone in your home to use less and employ some sensible energy saving measures” All press enquiries to: Tim Wolfenden (Managing Director): tim@energybilldoctor.com.au 0430 641 786 About Energy Bill Doctor Energy Bill Doctor creates Happiness through Healthy Electricity Bills. Energy Bill Doctor delivers a 100% accurate online bill healthcheck and switching service (no need to chat on the phone for 30 minutes) – we’ve removed all data entry (that a traditional switching service has) and take care of all the paperwork, making it quick (switch in under 60 seconds), simple and easy for you to switch to a cheaper, healthier energy deal in just a matter of minutes. Energy Bill Doctor helps consumers Take Back Control of their energy bills. With Energy Bill Doctor you can health check your bill anytime, if it’s healthy, there’s no need to switch – plus you will have the peace of mind that you are on a great deal www.energybilldoctor.com.au     Australia's First Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform 2017-06-16T01:17:18Z australia-s-first-off-market-property-match-making-platform New Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform For Buyers and Real Estate Agents propertywhispers.com.au - the home of off-market properties Media Release - 16 June 2017 In an Australian first, online business Property Whispers has launched a unique property match-making service for off-market listings – properties for sale ‘on the quiet’ or ‘pre-market’ - designed for all buyers and real estate agents. In a changing marketplace where prices have reached their peak and auction clearance rates fallen, off-market is the new “on” market! Thanks to Property Whispers, no longer do buyers need to struggle or pay fees to access the off-market inner circle, and real estate agents will now be able to reach far more ready buyers, creating a more competitive off-market sales process so the property can sell more quickly. This off-market property match-making service is now available to buyers and real estate agents by simply registering at propertywhispers.com.au. Co-Founder of Property Whispers and former real estate agent Liane Fletcher says, “Traditionally buyers needed to be on many sales agents’ databases or engage a buyers agent to access properties being sold on the quiet or pre-market. Now, buyers finally have the tool to access off-market properties that specifically match their purchase requirements. At the same time, agents can now offer vendors not wanting to pay for expensive advertising or those wanting to keep the sale quiet a platform to do so. A positive result for all! It’s a no-brainer for real estate agents and buyers alike.” How Property Whispers Works: 1. Buyers register list their property requirements (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb). 2. Real estate agents list their off-market property specifications (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb) - only discoverable via a match. No street address is revealed to the buyer. 3. An instant match occurs when a buyer’s property requirements matches an off-market property and the contact details are immediately sent to both buyer and agent so they can make contact. 4. The buyer and real estate agent speak, arrange to meet to view the property and hopefully a sale follows! Online registration is free for buyers to join Property Whispers. A three month obligation-free trial period is available for a limited time for all real estate agents who register online; those who choose to use the website thereafter pay an annual subscription fee. About Property Whispers: Property Whispers is Australia’s first off-market property website, matching buyers and their property requirements with suitable off-market properties in their chosen area, as listed by local real estate agents. Launching in Sydney in June 2017, with the service to be rolled out nationally over the next 12 months. Register online to access Property Whispers in your local area: www.propertywhispers.com.au For more information or to set up an interview with Liane Fletcher, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – (02) 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au Hills Self Storage Launches Its New Truck Hire Services 2017-06-14T11:15:16Z hills-self-storage-launches-its-new-truck-hire-services Corresponding to a latest IBISWorld report, there is no dearth of us paying for extra space, with Australia’s $1.1 billion self-storage industry estimated to grow 3.3 percent by 2017. The self-storage industry has grown tremendously and benefited as well due to several factors. Counting the facts, more Australians are transposing to metropolitan cities into smaller apartment and houses. It increased the demand of hiring self-storages from people relocating their home as well the demand from businesses to store their stock! While the major players of self-storage lead the Australia’s storage industry, Hills Self Storage completely matches the spare space in your home or businesses to store your valuable essentials. Hills Self Storage majorly focuses on offering the availability of business, personal, boats & caravans, wine, and car storage solutions. A customer looking to store their household goods, leisure vehicles or business supplies, Hills Self Storage is a perfect match to make such storage requirements easy. Whatever your storage requirements are, you can always rely on Hills Self Storage. We assure it! We are prominently proving to meet the level of our customer satisfaction by increasing the scope of working. Hills Self Storage is up with the added facility of Truck Hire Services for customers to rely on us completely. We are here to make your moving even easier by providing new fully equipped truck for hire. Facilities like Ropes free of charges, Blankets, Fridge Trolley and Tail Lift are added to the hiring trucks. Tail Lifts are fitted to the trucks to deal with the lifting of heavy items with ease. Company Spokesperson   We have proved in maintaining the integrity towards our customers. We provide assurance in preserving the quality of our facilities and cleanliness that makes it relevant that a lot of business is our repeat business. No matter, whether you’re seeking a long term or a short term storage requirement, Hills Self Storage will always have a storage quick-fix that’s ideal for your needs and budget. “We are extremely proud of the high reputation we have earned and you can rest assured your assets are being stored in the finest possible environment.” Our Truck Hire Services is available in Galston, Castle Hill, Kings Park and surrounding suburbs. To book your truck hire or to know more visit - https://www.hillsselfstorage.com.au/truck-hire Outdoor Living Direct Announces – Win The Cost of Your Furniture Back Contest! 2017-06-14T07:59:13Z outdoor-living-direct-announces-win-the-cost-of-your-furniture-back-contest Shopping is something that excites everyone but the chance to win the money back on the purchase of furniture makes the deal even sweeter. Yes, you heard that right FOLKS! Outdoor Living Direct, one of the largest online outdoor furniture retailers in Australia have announced Win the Cost of Your Furniture Back!In a statement released on the company’s website the online retailer said, “Win the cost of your furniture back! During our End of Financial Year sale, one lucky purchaser will be refunded the full cost of their outdoor furniture products, including delivery costs! All orders placed and paid in full between 9 June and 2 July 2017 will go into the draw. The winner will be chosen at random.”This is a great chance for shoppers to stand a chance to buy great quality outdoor furniture at the End of Financial Year sale where prices have been slashed by as much as 70% store wide and 1 lucky customer stands to win back the full cost of the furniture.The sale ends 2nd July 2017 so there’s approximately a fortnight remaining for the sale period to and there’s definitely no better time to shop for outdoor furniture all year long than now!The offer is extended to customer online as well as those visiting the retailer’s two huge showrooms located 337 Warrigal Road Cheltenham & Shop 4, 283 Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing in Victoria.Outdoor furniture sold by Outdoor Living Direct has featured in a number of home and lifestyle magazines across Australia and the company offers the lowest possible shipping charges.Contact Details:Outdoor Living Direct Pty LtdShowroom - 337 Warrigal Road Cheltenham VIC 3192  (About 25 mins from city centre - just near Southland) Phone - (03) 9583 3060Email - customerservice@outdoorlivingdirect.com.auWebsite - www.outdoorlivingdirect.com.au Trueline’s Pallas –Affordable Architectural Sophistication & Life in Luxury 2017-06-09T05:51:26Z trueline-s-pallas-affordable-architectural-sophistication-amp-life-in-luxury Trueline, the company with established expertise in designing and building patio and carport projects, is promoting the all new Pallas Sculpted Living Space - a versatile product with a focus on architectural design using sculpted facades and columns. Pallas allows home owners to enrich their outdoor living space with personalised and sophisticated features at economical rates.   Trueline’s Pallas takes inspiration from the latest architectural themes while adding sculpted facades and columns to create a uniquely engineered design framework. The dynamic use of design and materials intertwine to create extraordinary and glamorous yet luxurious style in living spaces. Pallas can be designed with both insulated and louvered opening roof systems.   Each Pallas project is an architectural masterpiece that makes the client’s home, lifestyle and outdoor environment unique, special and one of a kind. Pallas is particularly suitable when combined with modern style homes. It is also specially ordered by those who live in waterside locations. The best feature of Pallas is that it enables clients to get the fully rendered look more economically than conventional rendering techniques.   Trueline is a company with a history of serving Australian citizens for 47 years. Their patios, pergolas and carports come with the guarantee of being built with the best premium grade Australian materials. Trueline’s experienced and skilled professionals ensure that each project is engineered to provide lifelong performance in Australian conditions. Their projects include residential homes and multi-unit developments throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.   Those who would like to make enquiries may make a free call to Trueline at 1300 502020. Email with their queries can be directed to brisbane@trueline.net.au, rockhampton@trueline.net.au or northernrivers@trueline.net.au.     To check out more details about Pallas and know more about Trueline: http://www.trueline.net.au/product/pallas/     Louvre Windows Gaining Popularity in Perth 2017-06-09T05:44:32Z louvre-windows-gaining-popularity-in-perth Perth, WA, 09 June 2017 - While there are many styles of windows and doors that are more popular, louvre windows are becoming more and more popular among homeowners in the Perth area. According to Michaela Ashford, Office Administrator for Fremantle Door and Window, louvre windows are popular for numerous reasons: Louvre windows may be one of the most versatile types of windows we have. They can be used as exhaust vents. They can be used above larger windows to ventilate a room. They can be used as a standard kitchen window or even on a door. Thanks to better designs and better materials, louvre windows are becoming a better option for many different situations.”  Increased Energy EfficiencyLouvre windows can be used to increase energy efficiency in many different ways. They can be used to replace exhaust fans in kitchens and in bathrooms. They can also be placed near the ceiling above doors and windows as the main ventilators for living rooms, family rooms and other common areas. Because they enable so much air flow, louvre windows often allow homeowners to turn off their air conditioning altogether and let air flow from outside cool their homes.  Most Adjustable Air FlowBecause louvre windows are adjusted by widening or narrowing the spaces between their slats, homeowners can easily control the amount of air flowing through their homes. This allows homeowners to control their internal environment with ease and efficiency.  Natural LightLouvre windows can also be adjusted to allow varying amounts of natural light, from a clear louvre window letting in a cascade of light to a frosted or coloured louvre window letting in a much smaller amount of light. Because of the design with the slats, even a fully opened louvre window blocks some light if the slats are frosted or coloured. More PrivacyLouvre windows can allow full airflow through your home total privacy. this is because louvre windows for ventilation purposes can be installed above larger windows in most homes. This allows plenty of ventilation even there is a curtain or a shade drawn over the window below. The louvre windows are in a position so high that it is impossible for passers-by to see through the louvre window. Easiest Windows to CleanLouvre windows are by far the easiest windows to clean, because they can be cleaned one slat at a time from the inside. This is especially relevant for those who have second and third storeys on their homes because it allows homeowners to clean their windows without climbing ladders. The Final Word on Louvre WindowsMs Ashford concludes: “Louvre windows were forgotten for a brief period of time as window and home design evolved. But lately, homeowners have begun to appreciate them for their versatility, their ventilation and their aesthetics. We are glad they stuck around.”Fremantle Door and Window creates custom built windows and doors for homeowners in the Perth area. They offer louvre windows and a wide option of other styles, including bifold doors, sliding doors, casement windows and servery windows. To learn more or for a free design consult, call (08) 6500 6888 or visit their website: http://www.fremantledoor.com/. JIM'S SELF STORAGE® EXPANSION TO OPEN JULY 1 2017-06-09T05:43:16Z -359 - First 150 new units of major 300 unit expansion to open July 1st - Wide range of unit sizes for all customer needs - Units featuring 24hr access, individual alarms, CCTV and more. June 8, 2017 – JIM'S SELF STORAGE® is proud to announce an exciting new expansion of its award-winning self-storage facility in Williamstown, Victoria. Father-and-son founded JIM'S SELF STORAGE® has proudly served the local community for over 20 years, not only through its state of the art short and long-term storage solutions but with keen sponsorships, participation and fundraising in support of local sports and life saving clubs, schools and community groups. With a strong commitment to the local community, Jim and Ivor Morgan have been steadily growing, improving and expanding JIM'S SELF STORAGE® since 1996.  Now offered are state of the art services for personal and residential storage, commercial, document and business storage, boat and wine storage, packaging supplies and more. In 2011, JIM'S SELF STORAGE® added the Self Storage Association of Australasia's Best Facility Upgrade/Expansion award to its suite of honours, and is confident this latest major expansion will be just as successful. Jim and Ivor Morgan commented: "Our solid commitment is not only to providing the very latest in security technology and equipment, but also close engagement with Williamstown and the western suburbs at large.  We are proud of our local sponsorships and involvement with community activities, and are confident this latest expansion further demonstrates our eagerness to grow along with the people we serve." Learn more about JIM'S SELF STORAGE®, its award-winning storage services and solutions and Jim and Ivor's commitment to the local community at jimsstorage.com.au. 20 Years of Being the Best in the Removal Business 2017-06-07T06:39:14Z 20-years-of-being-the-best-in-the-removal-business (7 June 2017) It’s been 20 years, and Asky Moves, Pro members of ServiceSeeking.com.au are still the best in the business.   Moving can be a hassle. You want more than anything for all of your equipment, personal belongings and family heirlooms to be safely moved from A to B - and as efficiently as possible.   That’s what makes Asky Moves so unique - their absolute professionalism, efficiency, and care. Specialising in both residential and commercial relocation, Asky Moves have been in the business for over 20 years, and know how to take care of your stuff, at the best price possible.   Based in Melbourne, Asky Moves are no one trick pony - and they’re on the job 7 days a week.   Moving anything from pianos, to pool tables, even to huge industrial spaces, Asky Moves are experienced in an extensive range of removal skills, and take serious care in doing so.     When it comes to moving, experience is key. Only experience can teach you how to most efficiently, affordably, and carefully move your stuff - and Asky Moves are not lacking here.   “We spend time organising your office move because we understand each move requires planning. So we provide tailor- made strategies and advice to assist with the logistics of your move… We have proven systems, and skilled teams that can pack and move your business with minimal fuss”   And it’s Asky Moves’ attention to detail that ensures they’re hired time and time again.   “We provide smooth house removal with hygienic trucks including disinfected smooth fabric to wrap all your belongings. Whether it is loading, unloading, packing and unpacking everything with your Residential removals in Melbourne will be driven with utmost concern.” ACS Distance Education have recently written and released a new 20- hour short course on Land Degradation, Restoration and Management. 2017-06-06T04:17:06Z acs-distance-education-have-recently-written-and-released-a-new-20-hour-short-course-on-land-degradation-restoration-and-management ACS Releases New Short Course Land Degradation, Restoration and Management Short Course   Our 20 hour courses are a great way to get a snapshot of a topic and start to get an understanding of the area in your own time. Sustainable land management is the key to preserving our natural resources in a healthy state for the enjoyment of all - for cultural, social, and recreational pursuits as well as for agricultural and other commercial uses, now and into the future. Where land has been degraded or its use is not sustainable, rehabilitation is required to improve or restore the land to good health and ensure future sustainability. This course covers seven lessons including the scope and nature of land management, land degradation and rehabilitation, managing soils, managing water, managing plants, managing animal populations, maintenance and natural regeneration.  This course covers the following lessons: LESSON 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF LAND MANAGEMENT LESSON 2 LAND DEGRADATION & REHABILITATION LESSON 3 MANAGING SOILS LESSON 4 MANAGING WATER LESSON 5 MANAGING PLANTS LESSON 6 MANAGING ANIMAL POPULATIONS LESSON 7 AFTERWARDS Students can enrol into our course at any time and courses are self paced with tutor support available when needed. For more information on the Land Degradation, Restoration and Management course, please visit our website: http://www.acsbookshop.com/product-land-degradation-restoration-and-management-short-course-6024.aspx