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With most of New Zealand having the twin bin recycling systems under way, the hassle or
inconvenience of getting your bins to the pick up point comes around every week.
Metalworks has some options to get your bin down your steep, long or
rough driveway, or even to transport them down the highway or to the refuse site.
The 'Nifty Clip' is a simple bracket that slips
onto the handle of your bin.
When placed onto your standard tow balls, (17/8
inch & 50mm), it holds the lid shut and with a
small, quick release pin, the 'Nifty Clip' can
remain on the handle from week to week with no
chance of it falling off during emptying, or simply
remove it to remain in your vehicle until next
time it's needed.
Ideal for smoothish drives $23.00 + p&p
The 'Nifty Towa' is another simple bracket that
attaches to the standard tow ball and holds your
bin very securely.
Easy to attach and remove, it allows the bin to
follow any terrain without tipping.
Will also attach to 4 wheelers, ride on mowers,
Ideal for shorter, uneven tracks,
drives or roads.
$69.00 + p&p
The 'Nifty Lifta' attachment is easily fitted to
any standard tow ball by anyone aged between 8
and 80! No tools required.
Once lifted by a simple lever, your bin sits high and
secure, ready to handle any track or driveway or
the open road up to100kph.
Perfect for transporting your bins and is a great
alternative to using a trailer.
There are 2 models, one for cars, wagons, SUVs
,etc, that don't have a spare on the rear.
The other is slightly longer to extend past the
spare wheel at the rear.
No tricky backing to worry about. $180.00 + p&p
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Renovation points to consider
Renovating your home is a great way to incorporate new features and styles
you've always wanted, but is it worth the expense and disruption?
These two factors need to be considered
when making the decision as to
whether to renovate your present
home or move on.
it is important not to rush into renovations.
Take the time to think your project through,
considering your likes and dislikes and
deciding on the features and styles you
Looking through magazines and visiting
home shows can give you both inspiration
and the cost analysis you require.
And although costly and inconvenient,
renovating can also add to both the value
and the enjoyment you get out of your
If you intend staying put for the time being,
you may wish to add extra space in order to
accommodate an expanding family.
You may require the house to be
reconfigured for better flow or special
purpose rooms added, such as an office or a
Remodelling to give the house a fresher,
more modern look could involve major
changes or could simply be a matter of
painting or wallpapering.
Some important factors to remember
before embarking on a renovation project:
How much will it cost?
This is the all-important question, but rest-
assured there are a number of ways you can
renovate your home without it costing too
For example, replacing cupboard doors and
handles in the kitchen, painting the walls
and adding newer fittings in the bathroom,
adding a deck, replacing a window with
French doors or ranch sliders, replacing soft
furnishings such as curtains and carpet or
polishing timber floors. Planting new trees
and tidying up your homes exterior can also
If your home requires more extensive
renovations, setting a realistic budget
should be your first priority.
If necessary, you may have to speak to your
bank manager or mortgage broker.
Call in the professionals.
Particularly if you are planning extensive
renovations, it may be a good idea to
discuss your options with a builder, a
draughtsperson or an architect.
Each will be able to assess your
requirements and help you decide on the
Although you may only be working on one
room at present, it is a good idea to plan
how you want the rest of the house to look
If you have been dreaming of this
renovation for some time you may have
already gathered all the information, if not,
it might be a good idea to keep a scrapbook
of brochures, pictures, fabrics and building
materials that appeal to you.
Work out a realistic budget, considering
essential items and your wish list. Builders
will give you an estimate of the cost as until
the job is started it is not known whether
structural repairs will have to be
Remember - don't spend money that you
won't get back in the sale price. In short,
don't over capitalise.
''Remember - don't spend
money that you won't get
back in the sale price. In
short, don't over capitalise.''
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