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What this living room needs is a carport/shed on the other side of its (external) western wall.

I have realised that my regular sitting spot is actually in a hot spot - the external wall is behind me, and it has no insulation and sends the heat straight on in! The whole wall radiates heat into the living room.

Insulation in the walls would make sense, but that's the sort of thing people need to think about before the place is built. And clearly, they did not.

Maybe this does need to be my next project. It's a biggie though.

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pondhopper
Feb. 12th, 2016 10:51 am (UTC)
Insulation is fundamental and I'm surprised that your house (which isn't all that old, right?) doesn't have any. I remember the house a friend in England was renting. It was a terrace house but one side had an outside wall onto an acces alleyway and there, the issue was the cold and damp. It was freezing in there in winter as there was no insupation in that outer wall!
splodgenoodles
Feb. 12th, 2016 11:21 am (UTC)

We didn't have design standards back in the 80s unfortunately.
splodgenoodles
Feb. 12th, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
Oh, the ceiling is insulated. But if I were building a place now, the walls would be too.
hometime
Feb. 12th, 2016 12:26 pm (UTC)
Would a pull out blind help?
maju01
Feb. 12th, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
Do you have room for any large shrubs/small trees on that side?

Edited at 2016-02-12 05:11 pm (UTC)
dragonsally
Feb. 13th, 2016 02:19 am (UTC)
Isuggest hanging shade cloth over the wall.
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