Northern News : August 15th 2012
9 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 15, 2012 4785802AA 09 402 8984 021 750 810 Garden Sheds, Ride on Mower Sheds, Sleep outs, Hobby Rooms. Choice of colours. Your design. We design, build, deliver & install your new garden shed. Contact Brett for a Quote -- Bettershedz 893c Puketona Road, Paihia firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bettershedz.co.nz Display sheds @ PLACEMAKERS KK, HARVIES LANDSCAPE PLANTS KK -- KERIKERI TOOL HIRE WAIPAPA, HAIR BY CHRIS 1 HOBSON ST KK 4785797AA Home office -- Extra bed room -- Hobby room -- More room at the batch LINED • INSULATED • ALUMINIUM JOINERY • 240V PWR CONNECTION • CHOICE OF COLOURS • QUALITY MATERIALS & WORKMANSHIP Contact Brett for a Quote Bettershedz 893c Puketona Road, Paihia 09 402 8984 | 021 750 810 email@example.com | www.bettershedz.co.nz GARDEN SHEDS -- SLEEPOUTS -- RIDE ON MOWER SHED -- YOUR DESIGN... 4787951AA Ph: 407 1028 / 021 0254 3224 Unit 10, 32 Klinac Lane, Waipapa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tintnorth.co.nz Automotive • Residential • Commercial Window & Glass Treatments Safety Privacy Security YourHome&Surrounds Northern News & Bay Chronicle feature 4164113AT *selected models only BEDS R US KERIKERI 81 Kerikeri Rd, Ph: 09 407 8848 in store now off* 20-50% off* Residential & Commercial 0800 CHEMWASH 0800 243 692 021 407 511 EXTERIOR CLEANING • House Washing • Pre-paint Cleaning • Waterblasting • Moss & Lichen Control 4779989AA Call the Better Shedz experts Dream location: Better Shedz owner-operator Brett Lewisham, right, and Grant Hill will custom design, build and install. If you lived on a beauti- ful lifestyle property, perhaps your dream would be to work from home. It was definitely what Brett Lewisham wanted so he went about setting up his own business. And so Better Shedz was formed nearly two years ago. Brett and his partner Anne moved to Puketona Rd, Paihia, in 2004 after sailing the Pacific for five years. They built a house on their lifestyle block while living in, yes you ve guessed it, a very large shed which is now Brett s fully fitted work- shop. I just knew I wanted to work from home, and having been a practical person all my life Better Shedz was ideal, Brett says. I fully researched my product and refined designs to specialise in quality timber-framed ColorSteel garden sheds and sleepouts. Assisting Brett is Grant Hill who has been with the business for 18 months and has many years of experience in the roofing industry. We re a great team and have a really good working relationship, Brett says. Because we know our products inside out, we are not dependent on each other, so either one of us can just get on with the job. Better Shedz can tailor design for customers and will build and install your garden shed or sleepout/office. While Brett is working from home, partner Anne works at Kawakawa hos- pital and they are enjoy- ing developing their property and the busi- ness. Better Shedz is at 893c Puketona Rd, Paihia. Email bettershedz@ hotmail.com or phone 09 402 8984 or 021 750 810. Their website bettershedz.co.nz will be up and running in a couple of weeks. Not all energy-efficient bulbs can be seen in a good light Northland shoppers buy- ing the latest energy- efficient light bulbs should consider a brand they trust after research by Consumer revealed significant variations in quality. Tests show LED light- ing products vary enor- mously in performance. LEDs are expected to last up to five times longer than the equival- ent compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and up to 30 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. But testing by Energy Efficiency and Conser- vation Authority of 24 LED bulbs on New Zealand shop shelves found the quality varied considerably. The tests measured the LEDs power con- sumption, light output, colour and how close that colour was to the light from an ideal bulb. Consumer reviewed the testing and calcul- ated how much light the LEDs produced for the electricity they used, as well as how much light they produced for their purchase price. According to Con- sumer, LED replace- ments for incandescent light bulbs showed sub- stantial savings and were five times more efficient. While the research found the savings were not as dramatic for halo- gen downlights and spot- lights, LEDs were still three to four times more efficient. A standard halogen downlight costs between three and four times as much to run as its LED replacement. CFLs remained the best choice in many cases, although Con- sumer believes that LED prices will become more competitive in the future. Consumer is remind- ing people that they might think a $1 tra- ditional bulb compared to an $8 energy-efficient bulb is a good deal, but the $1 bulb will cost more to run. The Consumer article is available at consumer. org.nz.
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