Orientation

If you have the option to design and build from scratch( generally pre-planning approval) you should consider the orientation of the structure. The direction it faces can increase the efficiency of your glazing considerably. The orientation will determine how much sunlight your home receives, as the direction and height of the sun face approval) you should consider the orientation of the structure. The direction it If you have the option to design and build from scratch (generally pre-planning varies significantly throughout the year in every location.)

Surfaces facing south receive sun all year round, as this is the dominant direction in which the sun faces back – particularly in winter. It is therefore recommended that any windows used for maximizing solar gain should face south – or as close to south as possible.

When designing your energy-efficient home, it is best to keep glazing to a minimum on north-facing sides of the building.