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Tara Hall

by Tara Hall

Product Innovations Expert

Published: 03/08/2015

Updated: 26/05/2021

Bright open plan kitchen and dining area with white pleated conservatory blinds

Conservatory Blinds

Conservatory roof blinds are a great choice for creating shade and a comfortable internal temperature. Fabrics with a sun reflective coating prevent light from being absorbed in the summer and offer an insulating layer in winter, allowing you to enjoy your conservatory all year round.

Henley brown grey shutter in small bathroom window above large claw foot bath on pattern tiled floor


When the sun beams through a window it’s a shame to completely block out the summer light. Our Shutters offer a great solution to controlling light, heat and privacy too. With tilting louvres, you can create several different looks, leave them open for a bright, fresh feel, tilt them for shade or in the cooler months close them to create a warm snug.

Pleated blinds

Lots of windows or south-facing rooms will often become a summer sun trap. Pleated blinds are neat and stylish, and with the option of a reflective backing, they will help to keep a room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. For a really sleek look try Perfect Fit blinds - they simply click into place between the glazing and beading of uPVC windows, with no need for drilling.

Hardelot Beige awning gives garden patio area shade with rattan dining table


Being outside in the summer sun can often be sticky and uncomfortable. Awnings offer stylish shade from the midday sun and shelter from other climatic conditions. Sun and wind sensor options give the opportunity to enjoy being in the garden with family and friends from spring right through to the autumn.

We hope you have found this guide on bright ideas to create shade and control the heat in the summer sun useful! 

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