We put up a new tarpaulin on our long corridor in our temporary living quarters, to block out the sun’s rays. We usually put up a sun shield each summer to reduce the amount of energy blasting into our corridor and making it bearable to live.

We took an existing sheet of plastic tarpaulin and cut it down to 3metres wide by 10metres long. Then, using a soldering iron with a flat head on the tip, melted the edges over a thick rope to keep the covering taught and neat without having to use eyelets and having it ripping out.

Hopefully, this shield will last the Summer and that’s it!

By Shaun

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