Pakowhai - Waiohiki, Napier

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6 days ago

Agapanthus

Jude from Havelock North

Does anyone out there have surplus agapanthus available, needing quite a large quantity to plant on a bund

Free

6 days ago

Is your child struggling with strategies?

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

Our franchisee Michelle from NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale discussing the battle of maths and the rationale behind all the strategies our kids are exposed to in the classroom.

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6 days ago

How to choose the right Curtain Lining

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

Windows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all … View moreWindows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all year round, lined drapery is an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier.


Today we look at the advantages, types and options of drapery lining.

There are many advantages to drapery lining:
1. Creation of a thermal insulation layer.
2. Protects soft furnishings from sun damage.
3. Resistance to dust and mildew.
4. Creates a dark room environment (dim or black out).
5. Prolongs the appearance and life of your drapes as lining helps protect the fabric from harmful UV rays.
6. Improves drapability.
7. Stronger acoustic properties with more layers.


NOTE: In a hot climate, lining helps to reduce heat transfer into the room.

TYPES OF DRAPERY LINING

There are several different types of lining which can be chosen based on the requirements of each drapery installation.

THERMAL
One layer (1 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as thermal lining. It offers the advantages of insulation and energy savings, helping to keep rooms’ warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is important to understand that a certain amount of light will pass into the room with this construction. As with all quality linings, thermal lining not only protects soft furnishings from fading, they are also treated to resist mildew and enables good drapability.
The manufacturing process of a thermal lining involves a thermal coating being applied directly to the reverse side of the fabric to reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light passing through the fabric, whilst increasing the insulation.

BLACKOUT
Three layers (3 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as ‘blackout’ thermal lining. This process offers the same benefits of thermal lining but also totally eliminates light penetration. Blackout lining naturally minimizes the risk of natural flaws in the fabric from showing through. It also adds body to the fabric and provides a good stable base for roman blinds.
TIP: when drawing your curtains during the day, a blackout lining will ensure the colour of your main drape isn’t saturated/washed out by sunlight.

DIMOUT / TRIPLE WEAVE
Unlike coated linings, a dimout lining is a woven construction which allows a small amount of light to pass through – hence the name ‘dimout’ as opposed to ‘blackout’. It is a popular lining in both commercial and residential applications due to its affordability, washability and noise reduction properties. It has a soft, thick handle which adds fullness to a light weight fabric such as silk and taffeta.
TIP: Darker dimouts achieve a higher degree of light reduction than lighter colours.

INTERLINING
Interlining adds body and fullness to lightweight fabrics such as silk and taffeta. Its composition is typically either a blend of polyester/viscose/cotton or 100% napped cotton. Interlining also improves insulation and acoustic properties of a room through noise reduction and provides extra protection from harmful UV rays. It works as additional padding for headboards and pelmets when used between the face fabric and lining.

SILICONE
Advancements in technology have led to coated lining layers being made of a silicone compound, which creates a soft agile handle and has the added benefit of not eliciting or holding any loose dust as experienced with acrylic suede lining. Silicone backed lining is a coated lining product with three layers of silicone on one side, providing protection from elements such as sun and moisture. This product is also washable, making it easier to maintain, however it cannot be dry-cleaned.

NOTE FOR COATED LININGS:
For both thermal coated and blackout coated linings, the coated side of the fabric must face the glass to maximize UV and mildew resistant properties.
Thermal lining and blackout lining is NOT machine washable, it may be gently hand washed if necessary, drip dried with coated surfaces facing out. Professional cleaning by a specialist is the recommended option.

ATTRIBUTES

FIRE RETARDANT

Linings with fire retardant attributes have either had a treatment applied to the yarn/fabric retrospectively or the fibre/yarns used to produce the fabric have been engineered to possess inherent FR characteristics. FR linings meet all government requirements/standards and are suitable for residential and commercial use.

OEKO-TEX
ENVIRONMENTALLY BETTER - Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an independent international certification. Linings that carry this certification mean that the fabric is free from harmful substances and safe for people and the environment. For more information visit oeko-tex.com/standard100.

Interested in adding a lining to your existing curtains? We can help with that! Call us on 0800 579 0501 to book in.

6 days ago

Vintage Phone Collection & Police Auction

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Having Missed a sale this week we are now full ready for Wednesday 8 July at 10am. Includes Private Vintage Phone Collection & Parts. Plus Items on account NZ Police and Private Vendors Viewing Weekdays 8-5. Late Night Tuesday to 6pm

7 days ago

Update for Magpie Market

Magpie Market

Magpie Market will re-open on Saturday 5th September with a Celebration of Spring. 10 -2 in Meeanee Hall. We are counting down the weeks - 9 to go! Get ready

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7 days ago

Red Cross Knitting and Book Sale plus SHOP open!

Mary Anne from Taradale

Saturday July 4th. 9 - 2. 35 Cadbury Road, Onekawa. Off Austin St.

Beautiful Knitting. Books - 50c each. (Children's books - 20c) Shop OPEN with half price and $1 racks back. Women's tops all $2 each. Kids toys for the holidays. Fabric for crafts. Dolls' clothes. Come and see… View more
Saturday July 4th. 9 - 2. 35 Cadbury Road, Onekawa. Off Austin St.

Beautiful Knitting. Books - 50c each. (Children's books - 20c) Shop OPEN with half price and $1 racks back. Women's tops all $2 each. Kids toys for the holidays. Fabric for crafts. Dolls' clothes. Come and see us!

Negotiable

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7 days ago

Trees and Palms for sale

Belinda from Havelock North

Trees and palms way too big for our tiny section - most 1.6 - 3 metres high - were dug around in June and have been lifted and wrapped in hessian- listed on trade me - search large Nikau and follow link to others - can preview in weekend or pick up or organise transport if out of area - prices … View moreTrees and palms way too big for our tiny section - most 1.6 - 3 metres high - were dug around in June and have been lifted and wrapped in hessian- listed on trade me - search large Nikau and follow link to others - can preview in weekend or pick up or organise transport if out of area - prices start at $30 - txt 0273464568 for questions or purchase 😀

Negotiable

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7 days ago

lucky

Dave from Maraenui

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7 days ago

Make your next

Paul Terry & Michelle Hicks

Just sold, lots of buyers left over. If you would like a obligation free appraisal, text Michelle 0275 300 989

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7 days ago

Free BBQ

Sue from Puketapu

We have bought a new BBQ so don't want this anymore. It still goes but is old. Free to a good home-must pick up (we live in Puketapu).

Free

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7 days ago

Free cardboard boxes

Ashlyn from Greenmeadows

For moving household items, I have banana boxes.
Mobile: 022 301 4694

Free

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7 days ago

Eames Chair

Paul from Hospital Hill

Very stylish and comfortable replica Eames chair and foot stool purchased in London. In white leather. Well cared for, with one button missing on foot stool.

Price: $500

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7 days ago

DOUBLE BUNK BED - PINE - NEW

Susan from Taradale

BEAUTIFUL SOLID PINE BUNK BED - DOUBLE ON BOTTON, SINGLE ON TOP. COMES COMPLETE WITH BRAND NEW MATTRESSES, MATTRESS PROTECTORS, DUVET INNERS, DUVET COVERS, SHEETS. ALSO HAS 2 X DRAWS UNDERNEATH FOR STORAGE. IN BRAND NEW CONDITION. CAN BE VIEWED IN TARADALE.

Price: $1,200

9 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

7 days ago

Heater to give away

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

I have a 3 bar, 3 heat setting heater, works perfectly. Grill comes off, so not safe around kids, unless someone can fix it properly.

Free

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