The best that money can buy, for not much money at all

The Daily Telegraph - Property - - HOME&AWAY -

The grass is greener

A lus­cious lawn sets the scene for sun-bathing, five-a-side or even cro­quet — but it needs mow­ing. For top-class grass with­out the graft, look at the amaz­ing LazyLawn. This ar­ti­fi­cial grass is a mil­lion miles away from the scratchy ar­ti­fi­cial turfs of old. It’s soft to touch, weath­er­proof and guar­an­teed for 12 years. Un­til Au­gust 31 read­ers can claim a 10 per cent dis­count off the cost of in­stal­la­tion. To claim, men­tion this col­umn. 01572 768 208. Visit www. for more de­tails.

READEROFFE­RS How clean is your house?

Free­bie of the week

Com­bin­ing su­pe­rior qual­ity and Oreck’s trade­mark sim­ple styling, the XL7 is the com­pany’s most pow­er­ful up­right yet. Weigh­ing aout half as much as most other up­rights, it’s easy to steer and ma­noeu­vre around the home. A unique roller brush re­moves all With the credit crunch bit­ing, it’s time to be more re­source­ful — and rain­wa­ter-har­vest­ing is a great way to start. The Her­cules tank with Rain Man­ager re­duces reliance on the wa­ter mains, and can be plumbed into the home. We have one (worth £1,265) up for grabs. Text RAIN fol­lowed by your name to 87233. Com­pe­ti­tion closes at mid­night on Sept 1. www.rain­wa­ter­har­vest­

Alison Cork dust, dirt, al­ler­gens and pet hair with ease. HEPA fil­tra­tion keeps all th­ese nas­ties locked away inside the dust bag.

Ex­clu­sively for Tele­graph read­ers, Oreck is of­fer­ing 10 per cent off the XL7 with a seven-year war­ranty and free postage un­til Septem­ber 30.

Fan­tas­tic Furniture

High de­sign and low prices don’t tend to go hand in hand but Fan­tas­tic Furniture’s top-

For all above-the-floor clean­ing you will re­ceive a deluxe can­is­ter with HEPA fil­tra­tion FREE (worth £129) with ev­ery XL7 pur­chased. To take ad­van­tage of this of­fer, call 0800 684 684 quot­ing TGBP88L or visit tgbp88l qual­ity re­pro­duc­tion of the iconic “Barcelona” chair is af­ford­able and chic. This ver­sion closely fol­lows the orig­i­nal clas­sic, us­ing 12mm pol­ished steel and Ital­ian leather, hand-stitched to cre­ate a con­sis­tent fin­ish.

For one week, Fan­tas­tic Furniture is of­fer­ing the “Barcelona” chair for £395 (RRP £795), with the “Barcelona” foot­stool (worth over £200) thrown in free. It’s avail­able in black, white or dark brown. De­liv­ery to any UK main­land ad­dress for £45. To claim, just click on the Reader Of­fer ban­ner at­tas­tic­fur­ni­; 0870 0671 970. Of­fer ends on Satur­day.

Bar­gains on­line

For more bar­gains and for this week’s rec­om­mended trades­peo­ple in New­cas­tle, click on to the Prop­erty sec­tion of www.tele­ and go to Bar­gain Hunter. For more bar­gains visit www.home­sand bar­ The com­pa­nies listed here are in­de­pen­dent of Tele­graph Me­dia Group Lim­ited. We rec­om­mend that you carry out your own checks be­fore en­ter­ing into any agree­ment.

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