The new industry advice, set to be published in October, will be accompanied by a series of case studies, and explore challenges facing the housebuilding industry due to a rapidly changing climate, as well as the need for a change in design approach to make shading devices the new vernacular for both new and existing homes.
The guidance is aimed at a range of stakeholders including architects, local authorities, housing associations, private developers, and policymakers. It will look at why there is a need for shading, the benefits and applications of different shading devices, internal vs external shading barriers to shading in conservation areas, the role of Part O (Overheating) and the new planning policy. It will also detail the importance of resilient design and provision for future shading.
Managing Director, Stuart Dantzic, said: “Buildings in this country are not designed to cope with the high temperatures we’ve had recently, and climate change is posing an increasing risk of homes overheating.
“As the leading manufacturer of external shading systems in the UK, we’re proud to support the release of this vital new guidance from Good Homes Alliance and British Blind and Shutter Association.
“The guidance will go a long way in clearly setting out the ways in which the housebuilding industry can work together to minimise and mitigate overheating risk in new and existing homes, and we hope that, as a sponsor, we can help raise awareness of this ever-growing and very real issue.”
To find out more about our innovative range of external shading systems, that will not only prevent excessive solar heat gain to new homes being built that are susceptible to overheating, but existing properties too (of which the majority of building stock will remain for years to come), contact one of our knowledgeable shading experts on 0344 800 1947.