Solar heat gain is an ever growing issue within modern building design. With modern architecture using high quantities of glass to maximise the draw of natural light, the issue of overheating is becoming a problem many designers are working hard to solve. Fortunately Urban Skies is here to help – with our extensive experience in Brise Soleil and Solar-Shading we develop a range of different solutions/products which not only help with solar-heat gain, but also add some beautiful aesthetic touches.
In June 2022, building standards where changed to tackle the issue overheating. The regulation or ‘Part O’ tackles the increased possibility over overheating due to more airtight and efficient constructions. The overheating approved document applies to new dwellings where people sleep overnight, including new houses, flats, student accommodation, care homes and similar living accommodation.