Solar Shading

Utilising blinds in your home is a practical and effective solution for maintaining a comfortable indoor climate. Strategically placed blinds can significantly reduce heat absorption, leading to enhanced energy efficiency and cost savings.

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As we experience the effects of climate change, it is becoming increasingly important to find effective ways to combat the rising temperatures. In fact, last year was recorded as the hottest year on record, highlighting the urgency of finding solutions to mitigate the impact of warm weather.

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The role of Solar Shading

High temperatures strain our bodies, disrupt our sleep, and harm our well-being. The UK government recognises solar shading as the best way to prepare homes for rising temperatures, especially for those with large east, west and south-facing windows. Shading blocks solar radiation from entering your home, preventing overheating and improving overall comfort.

Solar shading refers to the use of various techniques and materials to block or reduce the amount of solar radiation that enters a building. This can be achieved through the use of blinds, shutters and awnings,

By implementing solar shading, we can effectively control the amount of heat that enters our homes, keeping them cooler and more comfortable. This not only improves our quality of life but also reduces the need for excessive air conditioning, which in turn helps to lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Furthermore, solar shading can also protect our furniture, flooring, and other interior elements from the damaging effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight. 

Actual recorded operative temperatures in a London apartment. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers recommends these should not exceed 26ºC. 

(There was limited ventilation in these flats to help vent the unwanted heat).

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It’s important to note that solar shading is not just limited to residential buildings. Commercial and public spaces can also benefit greatly from the implementation of shading solutions. From office buildings to schools and hospitals, controlling heat through shading can create a more comfortable and productive environment for all

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Roof Awnings

Did you know that with our amazing Conservatory Roof Awnings, you can get even more enjoyment out of your conservatory for longer periods of time? By providing a barrier against strong sunlight, our awning helps to maintain a comfortable temperature within your conservatory, enabling you to enjoy its benefits for an even longer. Whether you’re looking to create a cosy spot for reading or relaxing, or you want to entertain guests in al fresco comfort, our Conservatory Roof Awning is the perfect solution for you!

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