Awapuni, Palmerston North

10 days ago

DIY Double Glazing with Insulation Film

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Window insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. … View moreWindow insulation film works on the same principle as standard double glazing by creating a layer of still air in front of the glass that acts as insulation. DIY window insulation kits consist of clear plastic film for attaching to wooden window sashes or frames using double-sided adhesive tape. They cost a fraction of the price of double glazing yet offer good performance in reducing heat loss and condensation in your home, as well as preventing your sills and window dressings from going mouldy. You can pick up a kit from your local Mitre 10 or Bunnings.

Window insulation film is only designed to last one season, but it may remain intact for several years if your windows are in good condition and the film is undisturbed. Just be aware that adhesive tape used on the film may leave a stain if you leave it on for longer than one season.

Tips for installing
Installing DIY window insulation film is relatively easy - you only need a pair of scissors and a hair dryer.
• Make sure your window frames are dry and the paint is in good condition to avoid condensation forming inside the air gap.
• For wooden windows, applying a bead of sealant like silicone along the glass edge will further reduce the risk of moisture creeping into the air gap.
• Make sure your window pane is clean and streak free before putting the insulation up.

Step 1: Clean the Window
Clean the window thoroughly with an ammonia-based window cleaner and wipe it dry using a squeegee. Make sure that all of the window cleaner is wiped off, as it will dissolve the adhesive on the window film.

Step 2: Wet the glass with a light spray of water and baby shampoo
Fill a spray bottle with water and add a couple of drops of baby shampoo. Spray the mixture onto the window. This mixture helps the film stick to the window but still lets you slide the film around so you can fit it properly into the corners before the mixture dries.

Step 3: Measure and trim the film to size
Measure the window to see how large an area you need to cover, allowing at least two centimetres overlap for all four sides. Roll the window film out onto a flat horizontal surface and trim to size. Before you put the film on the window, start peeling the backing off the sticky side of the film. Use masking tape on both sides of one corner to get the peeling started.

Step 4: Put the window film onto the window
Once you’ve peeled off the top five to ten centimetres of backing, move the film up to the surface of the window. Start by putting the top two corners in place. Once the film is sitting in a good position you can slowly start to take the rest of the backing off.

Step 5: Remove the backing from window film as you go
Slowly peel the backing off in stages. Use a squeegee to flatten the film out onto the window as you go. Start the squeegee in the centre of the window and push out to the edges. As you work down the window, use the spray bottle to keep the surface as moist as possible. It will give you a much smoother finish.

Step 6: Remove the air bubbles from the window film
Once the squeegee has got the larger bubbles out, use the small plastic scraper to remove any smaller bubbles. You can work out any small pockets of water at the same time. Whatever small amounts of moisture are left will work with the adhesive on the film to create a bond to the window.

Step 7: Give the window film a final trim

When all the bubbles are out, take a sharp blade and give the film a final trim at the edges of the window. Once you’ve trimmed the edges, give the film one final scrape with the small plastic scraper. Tuck the corners in as hard as you can, squeegeeing towards the outside, working out the last remnants of water.



Remember Curtain Clean can help with those mouldy curtains, give us a call on 0800 579 0501 to find your local shop.

We would love to see or hear about your finished projects if you give them a try, please get in touch and let us know!

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11 days ago

LEARN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL

Ruth from Highbury - Westbrook

BEGINNER'S ROCK 'N' ROLL BLOCK COURSE
With Rose City Rock 'n' Roll Revival Club
THURSDAY'S FROM 25th June 2020, 7 - 9pm
$30 pp for 6 weeks
Rocking to the music of the 50's & 60's
Kelvin Grove Community Centre, Kaimanawa Street
CLUB NIGHT'S … View more
BEGINNER'S ROCK 'N' ROLL BLOCK COURSE
With Rose City Rock 'n' Roll Revival Club
THURSDAY'S FROM 25th June 2020, 7 - 9pm
$30 pp for 6 weeks
Rocking to the music of the 50's & 60's
Kelvin Grove Community Centre, Kaimanawa Street
CLUB NIGHT'S every Tuesday 7 - 9pm
MINI HOP'S, Last Friday of every month
CONTACTS: JEFF (06) 353 6000
KAREN 027 222 0864

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11 days ago

Xbox 360 games

Brittany from Milson

All money from these are going towards my daughters disability costs. Each game selling for between $5-$20, can do cheap bulk also

Negotiable

11 days ago

Have you got an indoor jungle? You could be a Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Got an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will… View moreGot an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will get $250 worth of Yates products and $150 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Here's how to enter the competition.

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11 days ago

MISSING CHILD

Lisa from Awapuni

Hope he is found safe an sound today..

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11 days ago

Experience the Ryman Care Difference

Ryman Healthcare Limited

People often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where … View morePeople often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where care is customised to suit your needs.

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12 days ago

Trying to raise money

Brittany from Milson

Hi everything. I'm not sure if this is allowed on here but we are currently trying to raise money to get my wee girl down to Wellington for her surgery. The link will explain what we need it for etc. Thank you

givealittle.co.nz...

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15 days ago

Kittens..

Amanda from Highbury - Westbrook

I'm looking for a kitten to add to our family and was wondering if anyone had any... asking on behalf

12 days ago

Kindling

Stephen from Takaro

Pine kindling..$5 a bundle..steve...021665838

Price: $5

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12 days ago

Large Beer Fridge

Lyn from Awapuni

Fisher and Paykel 430 lt capacity fridge ( garage/beer fridge) Goes well, free for removal.

Ph 021 2277 139

Free

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12 days ago

Chest freezer.

Lyn from Awapuni

Chest freezer Fisher and Paykel fast freeze 525 lt capacity. Great freezer, has to go. Free for removal.

Ph 021 2277139

Free

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16 days ago

Cable Bay Adventure Park's Skywire ride takes you flying over treetops

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Nelson is home to the world's longest flying fox. Would you give it a go?

13 days ago

Last chance small business owners!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out… View more
It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

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14 days ago

Contents of Boxes for pick or delivery Thursday 24 June

Amy Houben from Food Together Awapuni

Hi everyone,

See below the contents of each box available for pickup or delivery on the 24th. Looks to be a great selection.

This weeks Whanau box ($40) includes:
Cabbage, Leek, Spinach, Potato, Butterkin, Carrots, Kumara, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Gold Kiwifruit

This weeks Kai box ($25) … View more
Hi everyone,

See below the contents of each box available for pickup or delivery on the 24th. Looks to be a great selection.

This weeks Whanau box ($40) includes:
Cabbage, Leek, Spinach, Potato, Butterkin, Carrots, Kumara, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Gold Kiwifruit

This weeks Kai box ($25) includes:
Cabbage, Leek, Spinach, Potato, Butterkin, Carrots, Kumara, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Gold Kiwifruit

This weeks Value Box ($15) includes:
Cabbage, Leek, Kumara, Carrot, Apples, Oranges

Order now at www.foodtogether.co.nz... orders close at midnight Monday for Thursday delivery.

Amy

14 days ago

Celebrate Success

NumberWorks'nWords Palmerston North

Children love being recognised for their efforts and achievements – and we love to give them that recognition. We celebrate your child’s maths and English achievements, big and small. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords is based on success. Each child feels more confident about themselves as a … View moreChildren love being recognised for their efforts and achievements – and we love to give them that recognition. We celebrate your child’s maths and English achievements, big and small. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords is based on success. Each child feels more confident about themselves as a learner when they experience success. Tutors provide positive interaction, certificates are awarded and centre-wide celebration is given when students move up a level. You may have been in the centre and heard the clapping and cheering when this happens. It’s so rewarding to see the smiles on the children’s faces and how proud they are of their achievements.

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