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skinandboneslondon

Very surprised that window shutters and / or window film did not feature here. Nor did ceiling fans! South facing rooms can be heat traps, especially in flats where it’s near impossible to get cross ventilation, so heat and comfort need to be taken into consideration as well as the strong light itself.

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Janelle Wallace

KK100 reverse it - it’s a north facing room. We have sunlight flooding into our living and office space. Fortunately our painter advised us of the lighting changes. I’m not sure how our solid blackbutt floor will handle years of strong sunlight even through e-glass, but we don’t want window coverings if we can help it. A pergola with deciduous climbers will help if plants handle the strong westerlies. We’re looking at s light coloured lounge suite in the hope it won’t fade.

In our office we installed dark UV blinds which make a massive difference. Now in winter the rooms are toasty warm on sunny days.

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