Are you wondering Over or Under? You may be wondering which is best for your conservatory, over or under glass. If it is possible for both to fitted to your property then you need to decide what the awning is looking to achieve. The over glass awning stops the sun rays entering the room. If […]
Latest Projects – Awnings Have a look at this, it’s awning we put up just last week. Check out our post about Awning Terminology here. What they have here is an awning to provide shade to the house, as well as the heater so that they can enjoy their outdoor space longer. The heaters are just […]
Can I get awning fabrics it match? Awnings Fabrics are not like other fabrics but there is still so much choice. While the fabric is UV protective and protects your family from the harmful UV rays, you want the fabric to last for a long time. The way the fabrics are made – in […]
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Are we part of Europe or not? Whatever your political persuasion, window dressing is very different in continental Europe than it is in the UK. Nowhere more so that on the thorny subject of awning valances. Apparently awning valances are an English thing (I was told this by a German!). The traditional shop awning has […]
He could be right this time Veteran weather forecaster Michael Fish has claimed that Britain will enjoy seven times as many scorching summer days by 2100 due to climate change. Now I know he got the hurricane forecast disastrously wrong in 1987, but as I sit here in over 30 degrees heat the thought that […]
So this is a ‘Spanish Plume’
No – it doesn’t refer to a large feather on the hat of a Spaniard, rather a catchy name for a rather complex set of meteorological conditions. It involves very warm and humid air moving up from the Spanish plateau to the UK. If this meets cooler area of air from the
Secure open spaces, controlling light, heat and glare.
Maintain air circulation, control heat and glare & remain secure.
Atlantic, the warm air can be forced rapidly upwards to produce thunderstorms. And that certainly is what hit my house last night. In fact one our team’s homes got a direct hit and she was lucky she only got a small jolt off the radiator she was leaning against.
What it has made me think about at home is the suitability of my blinds to block out heat and light, but allow air flow. My heavy curtains contribute to a stifling room, but the Rhino Shutters in particular allow me to leave my doors and windows open without any concerns regarding intruders (luckily more likely to be the local feral cats than burglars in our area).
My top tip in this sunshine though is to join in with your kids’ water-fight.
The Markilux Planet is an awning and umbrella in one – a great combination. It isn’t available in the UK just yet, but we will be encouraging Markilux to let us have one soon!