[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Australians love to entertain at home and we do it all year round, both indoors and out. In winter, the weather may force us inside on occasion, but in summer our parties spill out into our backyards and gardens. And that’s why it’s important not only to provide our guests with a good time, but with adequate sun protection as well.

Awnings

Modern awnings can extend your outdoor entertainment areas by as much as four metres. They are designed to absorb heat and reduce the sun’s penetration, as well as stand up to the harshest wind conditions. They are rated according to the Beaufort scale, which measures resistance to wind speed. The higher the rating, the more resistant the material is to wind damage.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The better you’re able to protect your outdoor area from the elements, the more often you’ll be able to make use of it, as no-one wants to go to an outdoor party if it’s blowing a gale or just miserable outside. Having a few extra tools to protect yourself with can be just the thing to allow you to finally start making full use of your outdoor area. The following are some of the ways you can protect your outdoor area from the elements.

Sunshade

Whether you build a full-sized gazebo or just use a portable umbrella, an important element involved in being comfortable outside for long is definitely going to be having some sort of outdoor shade. While gazebos are great for being solid structures that are spacious and can withstand heavier winds, rain or hail, portable sunshades are handy for being portable shade providers that are light and can go anywhere you want. Either way, a good sunshade may help prevent skin cancer.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Helioscreen Sunroof & Side Screen Even small gardens take up quite a lot of space, so if you live in somewhat cramped quarters and want to find some extra entertaining space, look to your garden. Your garden can be the perfect place to hold that wine and cheese event, or even a baby’s christening party, but first make sure it is ready for your guests. If you want to start using your garden to entertain, the following are important elements you’ll want to consider.

Lighting

If you want people to hang out in your garden, make sure they can see. There are all sorts of creative lighting systems available that allow you to light whatever you want -- from the roses to the gazebo -- so get some lights put in. Path lighting is always a good idea for safety reasons, and if people will be eating, make sure they can at least see their food.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]roller blinds helioscreen The sun -- it's been around for a pretty long time. So why is it that, in the last couple of decades, we're hearing more and more about the dangers of the sun? Surely something that has given life to the human race and which we've lived with for countless millennia can't be that bad? While this skepticism is understandable, the fact is that the sun is dangerous. In this article, we'll explain exactly why. We'll also list some of the biggest risks of sun exposure, as well as some steps that can be taken to deter the harmful effects of the sun, such as using sun screen or installing roller blinds in your home.

Why is the sun dangerous?

The first thing to understand is that it is not sunlight that harms us. On the contrary, it is the sun's rays that we cannot see that cause damage. These come in the form of UV rays -- more specifically, UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. The latter, UV-C, are the most dangerous rays of all, but luckily, they are unable to reach the earth's atmosphere and do us harm. However, UV-A and UV-B can break through our ozone layer, carrying too much energy for our body to handle. It can mess with our molecules and knock electrons from atoms, leading to changes in our chemical structure, resulting in sunburn (at best) or even skin cancer (at worst).

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Blackout Blinds Melbourne School Audio visual blackout blinds are a true necessity in many areas. They provide the best lighting for audio visual events and are a common feature in the training industry for seminars using mixed media. They're pretty much standard requirements in modern offices, where natural lighting is a common requirement, and the light has to be managed.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Cafe blinds are an almost classic feature of the modern cafe, a built in character piece. This dates back to the original French bistros, when attracting customers was achieved mainly by being visible. "Cafe style" as it's now known is a descendant of these design motifs. The outdoor blinds in particular are very much a part of the cafe's image.

Cafe blinds- design issues

Café blinds can present some unique issues for design. This is a business where everything has to look upmarket, and has to match the design motifs of the café. Style, presence and character are also major issues, because blinds occupy a large amount of highly visible space.