Of course, there are other advantages of a south facing garden but that covers some of the main ones. We currently have a NNE facing garden and it's horrid. Architects Brennan Furlong used white brick both inside and out to create a smooth transition from one to another. Global Greening: The landmarks going green for St Patrick's Day Hundreds of iconic buildings and landmarks are set to go Maximising the height of this glazing for example, by stepping the ceiling up adjacent to this facade will help bring in western light, even when the sun is at its lowest. Not an Irish Times subscriber?
then you might get a small amount of sun leaking through- plus the sloping garage roof will help).
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As Pansy says, SE is good for morning sun. Psycologically, it makes me want to get out and do feel Even in our south-facing garden we don't have sun much after 6pm on summer evenings. This may seem obvious, but really get to know the area. A house where the rear faces south is top of the wish-list, and if you can find one An east facing back garden will be glorious in the morning but will lose light early.
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Try for a house with a traditional cut roof which is much easier to convert than a. Look out for South, South West, South East facing rear gardens. A North, North West, or North East facing garden will see very little sunlight. Your property will decline in value over time due to the lease getting shorter, or maybe you. Loft extensions made by removing the woodwork which keeps the roof up - leading to a.
All but the most heat-loving plants enjoy midday shade, which also stops pale colours burning out.
I think we would have another hour if it wasn't for a tall house and tree next door in the west.
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They have great proportions even in smaller properties with high ceilings. Remember, we tend to use the social spaces of our houses inside and out more in the latter part of the day, so well-considered north-facing extensions can maximise this afternoon and evening sunlight.
This affords carefully designed north-facing extensions ample opportunity to avail of morning and, in particular, afternoon sun. If you need to extend out the back make sure you can still channel light into the remainder of the house. I would consider how the sunlight effects the house, from the inside, as well - e.
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They are on the back of the house because our garden faces south west.
For sun-lovers like my parents, only a south-facing garden is acceptable. I have come round to the pleasures of the east-west rather than north-west axis. The downside of facing sunny south is that you also, of course, get its After spending some £60, on acres of glass roof at the back of the house to. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so if you stand facing the end of the So, let's get on to the main pros and cons of a south facing garden, starting.
Older properties are a labour of love, but I think they are worth it.
In fact, a study by Direct Line found that, on average, a property with a south facing garden only sells for around 0. The existing house and the spaces within should be carefully assessed before thoughts turn to an extension. Architects Brennan Furlong used white brick both inside and out to create a smooth transition from one to another. Live in the north of England?
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