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How to keep your home cool this summer!

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With architects favouring a lot more glass in their home layouts it can be a problem to keep cool when the sun comes out.
NV Blinds are a member of the British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA), who have spent several years analysing overheating in British homes. According to research, some 20% of homes across the UK are prone to overheating. 
The BBSA and London South Bank University teamed up to monitor some newly renovated London flats over several weeks to find out the true extent of overheating and the results were truly shocking. 
A room with no blinds reached an absolutely scorching 47.5C, which is hotter than an average day in Death Valley, California - better known as the hottest place on earth! However, the study interestingly showed that a room with blinds fitted on the outside reduced temperatures by up to 18C and the one with blinds fitted inside the room was reduced by up to 14C. 
Andrew Chalk, Director of Operations at the British Blind and Shutter Association says: 
‘K…