As climate change gathers pace and heat waves become more common, energy efficient ways of keeping cool in summer become more important.

This is a design for a simple demountable awning that can be put up quickly and easily, to stop the sun streaming in on hot days. It can then removed and stored easily when not needed.

I find the shade this provides allowed my south facing study in Cambridge to be at a comfortable temperature, even during the record breaking heatwave of 38.7C in July 2019

Download instructions for making it here