Gavin is an expert in sunlight access and interpretation of shading diagrams for local government. He works for Sun Study Analysis.
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Obtaining clear and concise factual shading and solar dazzle information for a site early in the design process can be key to site planning decisions.
What is the most appropriate time of the year to evaluate the potential effects of shading?
At this time of year, there is a perception of moving out from the cold and wet shadows of winter into the hot and dry outdoors for summer. For a significant number of New Zealanders, daylight savings time represents the barbecue season.
There are two parts to any shading analysis: the factual evidence and the subjective interpretation.