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Outlet Store 30% Discount SALE for pergola, awning and outdoor furnitures

This week we have good news for those who are on a budget dreaming of developing stunning garden features for their homes. 

We want to direct your attention to our big Outlet Store SALE section on GOSS Outdoor website with discounted pergola, awning and outdoor furniture. The products displayed in our showrooms can be found here and they have been pre-installed for visitors of our showrooms to understand the full functions of our shading systems as well as also for demonstrational purposes. We believe that the Outlet Store SALE items make for a great alternative to ordering a brand new shading system and patio furniture. This way you are:

 

  1. 1. Saving on the costs of ordering a brand new shading system;
  2. 2. Reducing your waiting times due to the product being ready to be re-installed AND;
  3. 3. Helping to recycle these materials for a worldly cause. 

 

Just as a side note, our showroom’s pergola, awning and patio accessories are still in superb condition with no problems to their original functionality and intended designs. Additionally, note that all of our Outlet Store SALE items have a 30% off discount from their original prices, making them even more desirable! Bear in mind that the items on SALE might have slight scratches and some signs of wear and tear as they have been displayed in our showrooms. Customised fabrics on awnings will be replaced by our team to suit your tastes. 

If you are interested in our SALE items and do not wish to physically visit our warehouse to check if they suit your needs, you can check out the videos we have recorded for our Vimeo channel. There is a lot of furniture here from the Ethimo collection as well which are all in excellent condition and can be found in the sale items.

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing our SALE items!

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Architect Answers: Working from Home

This week, we caught up with one of our GOSS architects, Ms Busra. She is currently working at home and tells us over a phone meeting how things are going for her.

“Right now, we have a lot of enquiries and are sending out many new quotations. One of the newest ways we have done was preparing a 3D visualisation of a client’s quotation in video format. This aims to help the customer understand how the retractable and fixed glass systems will work for their dedicated area when installed. In this particular case, the customer already has an existing solar roof, but would like to be able to find a solution where she can control the opening and closing of the glass, allowing fresh air in easier for more circulation.”

When asked about the recent challenges she has faced when asked to work from home, she explained… “Working from home has a lot of positives and negatives. I can concentrate a lot better at home because I have set tasks and can focus easier without other distractions which happen naturally in an office environment. However, it also gives a feeling of isolation and that is something very hard to get used to. Before working from home was not a possibility or an option for us, as our system mainly operated by being physically present in the office. Now, we have had to learn a new “normal” which challenges everything we know about communication and adapt to the situation to allow us to work seamlessly, giving our customers the best service we can.

We were interested to know of any future goals Ms Busra has, primarily regarding professional development. “Even though 2020 started off really rocky for everyone, I am firmly believing that we will get through it all with an experience of such an extraordinary ordeal. For both professional growth and the company’s future development, our team is looking forward to reaching out to more clients and taking on projects in relation to architectural renovations.” We are looking forward to seeing more projects by our architects in the future.

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Pergola Diaries: High Wycombe Project - Retractable Pergola System (R2 Subulate Minima)

Last month, our GOSS Outdoor team successfully installed a slick retractable pergola system in High Wycombe, Northwest of London.

Aim of this project was to create a magical fortress in the client’s garden area, surrounded by stunning views of the outdoors with wooden fences, simple front posts and our retractable pergola shading system, completing the look. We truly believe that our client, Ms AB, has communicated her vision for a transformed outdoor area with our team who were able to make it come to a reality.

It is super easy to retract the roof of this pergola with the remote-controlled function by Somfy. The pergola also works to be a comfortable relaxation spot whether the client wants to chill under the shade of the pergola or bask in the sunlight when the fabric is retracted. The system works well with the wooden fencing and stairs features which are built under it.

 

Please read below on the exact specifications of this project:

Pergola Model: Tailor-Made R2 Subulate Minima
Module: Single
Width: 5800mm
Projection: 4000mm
Back-wall Height: 3000mm
Front Height: 2200mm
Aluminium Colour: 7421 Sand Paper Texture
Fabric: B8116/9002 White

As a team, we all adore the outcome of this project. With the arrival of summer, the dimmer lights installed on the roof of the pergola can create a perfect atmosphere for family and friends even in the evenings.

Our client Ms AB commented on her satisfaction with the outcome, which made our team feel super proud! She stated in her feedback form that she feels the shading system looks and works great, fitted in perfectly and worth every penny spent. With the power we get from our success stories, the team continue installations of pergolas and awnings across the UK! 

Visit the products page for more information on our retractable pergolas here or contact us for a FREE pergola quotation.

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Important - GOSS Shading Systems (GOSS Outdoor) Coronavirus COVID-19 update

As uncertainty increases with the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK, GOSS Shading Systems (GOSS Outdoor) wishes to reassure all of our clients and contacts that we will continue to operate as usual.

Continuation of our services:

The wellbeing of our staff and the duty of care to our clients is naturally of the utmost importance to GOSS Shading Systems (GOSS Outdoor). With the current concerns about COVID-19 and the evolving situation, we are writing to provide confidence that we have the appropriate continuity plans in place to minimise any risks and continue to provide the service you would expect from our team.

As much as reasonably possible, we will continue to keep our telephone lines open, and our dedicated staff have the technical support in place to be able to continue to work remotely when and where required.

We appreciate that you will also have your contingency plans in place, and our installation teams will follow your guidance where they are working with your precious project.

Our team will still be accessible via email and the phone, should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 689 4549.

Mr Oguz Senol

Chairman

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Pergola Diaries: Sutton Coldfield Project - Subulate Ulmus

Our Team from GOSS Outdoor continues their installation of pergola and awning endeavours across the UK! We want to highlight a project which features a beautified garden and patio area, sheltered with one of our retractable pergola systems. Below you can find specifications of the exact same project from this case study.

Pergola Model: Subulate Ulmus
Module: Single Module
Width: 5000mm 
Projection: 4000mm 
Back-wall Height: 2850mm
Front Height: 2150mm
Aluminium Colour: Jet Black (RAL 9005) with Textured Surface Finish (Fine Sand Paper)
Fabric: SIOEN B8118 / 1622 Grey 3D Cubo Design

This pergola model is suitable for private, residential and commercial areas, making it a very versatile choice.
It is impressive that a singular module system is able to cover such a vast area, visibly suitable to shelter over 4-10 people at a time. 
With the help of the installed pergola system, the unused space at this client’s back garden is being put to good use - protecting the furniture, plants and the patio area underneath. 
If you are also interested in getting a quotation for your own pergola and awning project and create a stunning look for your garden, contact our team by clicking here.

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The Incredible Game of Outdoor Furniture Comparisons

Due to the many styles of outdoor furniture we have available at GOSS Outdoor all thanks to the creativity and brilliance of the furniture artisans at Ethimo, we have decided to rank and rate three of the most unique outdoor collections, Flower, Knit and Allaperto Mountain Tartan! This post features our honest reviews about each ranges of technical specifications, appearance, materials used and where we feel they would fit the best outdoor situations.

Flower (by Ethimo)
This collection is solely made out of a sturdy metal material and with it’s strong yet petite feel, easily moved around the garden to help with experimentation easily. The Flower furniture comes in 12 incredibly vivid colours, bringing life and joy into our outdoors! Complete with its stackable chairs and cute, square side tables, superb value, this is definitely one of our top favourites!

Heavy or Light: Light
Colour and Fabric: Metal, available in 12 different colours
Rain-suitable: Yes
Recommended for: Suited for all, especially for demanding many chairs and tables.

Knit (by Ethimo)
The Knit collection brings a superior touch of elegance and comfort to any garden with its curved edges, which hugs the shoulders gently when seated in one of the chairs. As the name suggests, the sofa and chairs are tightly knitted with rope and infused with acrylic, securing our comfort all the while looking incredibly trendy. Knit features lounging armchairs and 2 seater sofas along with rounded coffee tables as well as square dining tables and sun loungers. We recommend the Knit for if one would be looking for premium comfort.

Heavy or Light: Medium
Colour and Fabric: Nature Teak wood available in two different colours
Rain-suitable: No (Rain cover available)
Recommended for: Suited for private patios and gardens and business establishments.

Allaperto Mountain Tartan (by Ethimo)
A furniture collection reminiscent of the stunning alp views of Northern Italy, bringing a slice of ski holidays to our terrace and outdoor area. The tartan pattern named as the ‘Ethitex Tartan’ which is an original creation by Ethimo and is very luxurious indeed. Allaperto Mountain furniture ranges flaunt super slick angled metal legs and work towards creating a mountain cabin themed backyard. We suggest that this range is accessorised with cosy blankets, colourful cushions and surrounded by potted plants for a complete look.

Heavy or Light: Medium
Colour and Fabric:
Coffee Brown Metal, Nature Teak wood and Ethitex Tartan fabric
Rain-suitable:
No (Rain cover available)
Recommended for:
Suited for private patios and gardens, indoors and business establishments.

About Ethimo and GOSS Outdoor:
The stunning outdoor furniture which has been featured on this blog post is designed by Ethimo, a manufacturing industry king based in Italy. Ethimo boasts of their unique imagination when it comes to making the blueprints of their furniture and patio highlighters, each created with a specific Mediterranean patio setting in mind. Their furniture ranges create stunning and chic demeanours for any garden and look extra cosy placed under our waterproof GOSS Outdoor shading systems. We are currently one of the only retailers of Ethimo furniture in the UK and proud to be working alongside them to help our customer create their dream patio and decking.
See our full collection of Ethimo for UK distribution here.

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Turn the Tide - 20% off (extra 5% off for NHS workers)

Since COVID-19 has affected all of us in the UK spiritually and economically, as a nation, and as the country is now, we are finding it harder to go outside even for the simplest tasks. Thus, if we have to stay home all spring, we at least want to opt-in to staying at home by relaxing under a stunningly stylish shading system.

With this in mind, we would like to be supportive of our customers and the NHS workers who wish to create a safe and protected outdoor area in their home, with the help of our pergolas, awnings and outdoor furniture. GOSS Outdoor is giving a 20% off ALL quotations and an extra 5% off for NHS workers. (See our Terms and Conditions).

Bear in mind that this discount is valid between 1st of April to 30th of April.

If you are interested in using your 20% OFF discount, contact our team on 0800 689 4549 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively fill in an inquiry form to request a quotation with us for any pergola or garden awnings!

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Spring decoration ideas for your garden!

Spring has arrived, bringing vivid colours and beautiful blooms into our life. If you tune in to the sound of nature: birds are singing and trees are swaying lightly with the wind... The days get warmer, longer,  and more full of life. 

Now is a good opportunity to use this as inspiration and focus on reflecting the beauty of our creative minds onto our living spaces. Celebrate the arrival of spring using our four tips on how to beautify your garden!

Tip 1: Use more colours in pastel and floral glory. 

Nothing feels more like spring than floral patterns and soft pastels. Give a fresh update to your sofas and armchairs using a mix of spring-themed accessories. Think flower-patterned pillows, pastel-coloured fabrics and freshly picked or handled flowers placed in your favourite vase. A visual change will surely raise the mood every time you step into the living room or garden.

Tip 2: More bright spaces

Maximize the natural light in your home with a white on the white colour scheme. The colour white reflects light very well, making rooms feel lighter and brighter. So say goodbye to dark interiors. Instead, create a room that’s ready to let the sunshine in and through with the use of soft neutral shades of white, ivory and cream. 

Tip 3: A new look at outdoors

Parasols are a prime need for enjoying outdoors with the approaching summer. Since the sun is finally smiling upon our hemisphere, it’s a perfect chance to read books and drink coffee under a parasol in your garden! The fabric and colour are important along with some technical details when choosing your ideal parasol. Is it wide enough to cover your desired space? Does it block out the harsh UV rays? Will it match the colour scheme you’re looking to establish in your garden? No matter the question, browse our parasols at GOSS Outdoor to see which options suit you best.

Tip 4: To have more glazing for shining

Remember that spring will bring rain from time to time and sunshine is not forever in the UK! It is imperative that you have a shading utility, such as a simple retractable pergola in your garden to match your outdoor decoration with customisable fabrics and aluminium panels. And for balconies, heat-insulated balcony enclosures can transform your external area into your favourite place, all year round. On windy, rainy, or cool days, keep the glass closed for a cosy and comfortable solarium with unobstructed views. Slide the retractable glass open easily for fresh air on those beautiful spring days. You can visit our glazing systems for more information.

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During the self-isolation | Best things to do at home!

During the self-isolation | Best things to do at home!

During these difficult days as we are social distancing, self-isolation can be quite hard to deal with. It’s normal to feel anxious or aimless these days. If you’re worried about the impacts of how everything that is going on will have on your mental health, here are some useful tips our colleagues have come up with to help you make the most out of it!

Scrub-clean your entire home!

Right now is actually a good opportunity for you to clean your home intensively, aka big the ‘Spring Clean’! You can do a deep cleansing of your home if you have been delaying it for a long time. Hoover every floor and air out the rugs, wipe and polish every dull surface at your home, do laundry and use your best fabric softener and don’t forget to check neglected areas under the beds and the couch. You will positively feel more light and relaxed being at home afterwards. This doesn’t only create a fresh environment to live in but it is also essential for keeping your home free from germs and essentially ward away the viruses.

Enjoy quality your time in your garden or balcony

As spring approaches our hemisphere, the weather is starting to turn sunnier and pleasantly warm. If you have a balcony or a garden you can still enjoy the outdoors since technically you are still at your own turf! Read a book and enjoy a nice cold drink, maybe do some gardening. We like to think about the many gardens we have transformed as the GOSS Outdoor team, and how our customers will be enjoying the outdoors with the pleasant shading made with their awnings and pergolas. Are you able to visualise your garden with one of our shading systems?

Learn and practice new skills!

Are you one of those people who normally daydream that they have extra time to learn to play a new instrument, be able to cook and bake new things and study a new language? You can go far with free online courses and Youtube tutorials these days. Add your new skills to an arsenal of impressive party tricks to impress your friends and family for when you are reunited after the quarantine!

Out with the old and in with the new!

Don't waste your time agonising over old and useless furniture or stuff that you have. Try to be creative as much as you can and visualise about new projects for your home. Maybe you want to renovate your patio in the following weeks or grow some new plants in your garden! If you need some inspiration, we recommend that you have a look at our stunning outdoor furniture collections by Ethimo!

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Architect Answers: A Good Team Makes You Successful!

Miss Filipa L. an Architectural Assistant and a new valuable member of the team at GOSS Outdoor who graduated from the University of Salford in 2018 with 1st merit in Interior and Architecture Design.

At the moment she works as an Intern at Senol & Senol Ltd under Santander Graduate Internship Programme.

She is mentioning about the art as a part of the architecture, "I like art & design so anything that is included its worth for me to look at."

The young architect who said that modern architecture reflects itself, "I follow styles and the modern style is my go for, I like the modern design and architecture and the minimalistic design."

Good team and good communication are the keys to making the project succeed.

Miss Filipa says that success is depending on working with a good team, "I can say my project in Lisbon, it is the most reward project and experience and I did learn a lot from it. I had a good team and good communication are the keys to making the project succeed. When I start it I was a student so a good time table and a back a forward communication with the client is very important! For been an overseas project, I had to make sure I had all the plans, details on time so the project could be completed.”

She also says that knowing about the client's needs and doing a good organization has brought success. She emphasizes that it is necessary to use the time scale well.

Additionally, She says, "As an Interior Designer, I expect to gain as much experience I can to build my Interior Designer skills."

"I make sure I am up to date with design software and I always follow pages that could inspire me and give me a new design perspective."

She also suggests to the architecture students: "Do not wait to graduate to apply for jobs!"

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