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Sun Awareness Week:

Some key tips to help stay safe in the sun this summer.

Top Sun Safety Tips, from the British Association of Dermatologists

You don’t have to avoid the sun all year, but taking a few steps when out and about in the summer sun or when on a sunny holiday will help to protect you from sunburn and the risk of skin cancer.

  • Protect the skin with clothing, including a hat, t-shirt and sunglasses
  • Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm when it’s sunny
  • Use a ‘high protection’ sunscreen of at least SPF 30 which also has high UVA protection, and make sure you apply it generously and frequently when in the sun.
  • Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight
  • The British Association of Dermatologists recommends that you tell your doctor about any changes to a mole – if your GP is concerned about your skin, make sure you see a Consultant Dermatologist (on the GMC register of specialists), the most expert person to diagnose a skin cancer. Your GP can refer you via the NHS.

Sunscreens should not be used as an alternative to clothing and shade, rather they offer additional protection. No sunscreen will provide 100% protection.

For further details and lots of informative hints and tips head on over to the BADs Sun Awareness Page 

Keep reading as we explore a few options we can provide to help you still enjoy being outside in the warm weather, whilst staying safe and protected from the sun’s harmful rays, especially during the peak mid day sun.

  1. Patio Awnings

    Awnings provide the perfect shade from the mid day sun.  With many now controlled with remote control and with the option for a front valance, shading can be adjusted as the sun moves, ensuring you can stay outside in the warmth whilst being protected from direct sunlight.

  2. Conservatory Awnings

    Installed inside or outside the Conservatory, Conservatory awnings and their unique fabrics reflect and filter the sun’s harmful rays in summer and can provide an insulation barrier in winter. Allowing you to better control the heat and light of what is often the favourite room in the house.

  3. Pergola Awnings

    Pergola awnings have a fixed framework with support posts. The fabric can still be retracted and extended as with a patio awning, but fixed parts provide extra stability for higher wind ratings and large area coverage. Pergola awnings are designed to create a cool open area using their unique design to provide shelter from sun and high winds.

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