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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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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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Architect Answers: Tips from an Architect to a Student

Ms Rabia A. (right), an Architectural Assistant and a valuable member of the team at GOSS Outdoor wants to inspire newly graduated architects who might need advice working in the industry.

Rabia has graduated from ‘Architectural Design’ in 2011 from Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul, Turkey and has worked as an architect for a total of nine years.

She begins by mentioning about the educational environment or an emerging architect, “Your school and projects is an important first step. The experience gained as an architectural student is very valuable and they should be able to freely seek answers from their tutors, mentors and peers. This is an excellent opportunity for them to be surrounded by individuals of experience and build relationships.”

Our architect then outlines that you must have a flexible approach - which means that an architect should be prepared to take on a lot of different kinds of projects, going from designing a hospital to a sports centre.

“You have to also be a problem solver, work with a lot of different scales and topics and it is possible to create your architectural projects around theoretical topics such as these, to enrich your understanding and portfolio for when you graduate.”

She adds on to outline why being informed counts: “Continuously checking the newest happenings around the world regarding architecture will only be beneficial for you. Keep updated using the internet, magazines, social media and books, to help you get familiarised with the world of architects.”

“Additionally, travelling to different cities and countries or even your existing city of origin helps to build your knowledge of different styles and structures based on cultures, provisions and style. This will widen your perspective towards architectural design and extend your inspiration.”

Creating connections is also key for every architect. Rabia believes that she has come across incredible opportunities by building relationships with the people of the industry and finds herself very blessed “Good relationships with industry people will only work in the favour of your career.”

To summarise, she thinks an architect and a student should have these things in common:

  1. Being organised.
  2. Being patient and resilient.
  3. Implementing creativity and practicality.
  4. Enjoy every project, even with their challenges.

“The freedom to be able to create is the best experience I have had at university, so I hope that more architect students are brave enough to imagine BIG.”

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Our Pride and Joy the Subulate Minima - Retractable Pergola Showcase

At GOSS Outdoor we treat our shading systems as not just a motor-operated shading system for gardens but also a wondrous piece of art. We feel that the idea of creating an outside area underneath the security of the pergola is not the only factor in what keeps us driven to continue creating architectural developments.

Our most prized pergola system is the ‘Subulate Minima’ series. This retractable pergola model offers a great variety of sizes and is suitable for many budgets. The sleek and classic design is our highly in demand with our existing customers, and we have our Case Study showcases to show as proof. More than 70% of our inquiries are dreamers of a Subulate Minima for their patios!

Check out the full product description by clicking here, and feel free to contact our team of technicians for a free quotation.

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A unique and original way to say “I love you”

Are you looking for something unique for your loved ones? You can try to be as creative as you can for Valentine’s day with endless bookmarks of the usual “Valentine’s Day ideas” and videos of baking perfect cupcakes for your valentine, which can have you risk being super cliché and corny.

We feel it is possible to make the atmosphere of your home more romantic, beautiful and full of love - not just the one time of a year on valentine’s day, but all year round. Refreshing the look of your home will be a sure-fire way to say “I love to live with you” and an indirect form of care towards your partner, S.O., lover and even simply towards to your close family. Therefore you can not only show your adoration for your special ones around you, but also the home you live in.

Decorate your garden with state of the art outdoor furniture

Just in time for before the summer arrives, plan the look of your back garden and decide on which outdoor furniture you need for a dreamy patio. Imagine the lovely memories you will make with your partner and family in this special area - from barbeques to party games and having breakfast on a sunny Sunday.

Make use of the luxurious pergola system.

Speaking of home design, a pergola will add an extravagant air to your home. These unique and retractable systems can create a sense of security, even acting as an extra room which you can decorate the inside of and make it totally yours. Choose the best system to suit your preferences by checking out our range here.

Awnings are a classic.

For projects with a certain allowance and smaller room to work with - you can make a lovely look for your garden with a romantic and cosy awning system. Our most suitable suggestion is the Moonlight Awning with the heart-melting LED lights, illuminating your patio at night. We are sure that you will want to spend more time in your garden underneath the awning, gazing at the stars with your S.O. What do you think your special other would think of the idea of having one of these in your garden?

If you are unsure as to what system is suitable for your home - fret not. Our technicians at GOSS Outdoor are experienced architects who can guide you towards any shading solution which will suit your requirements and satiate your curiosity. Contact us over here!

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All About Our “Architectural Cloth” at GOSS Outdoor

For our pergola and awning installations, we only work with a special group of materials to provide the ultimate support and quality for our shading systems, and we collaborate with different suppliers, one of them being SIOEN - an industry giant within fabric and textiles production services.

Traditionally, awnings and pergolas are made from materials which are not complex and thus creating a type of shading system which will be exposed to faster ‘wear and tear’. The modern technology of industrial cloth is brought to us by the technicians at SIOEN who use a mixture of PU-coated texture with either PES or PA fabric to create the roof section of our awnings and pergolas.

A ‘PU (Polyurethane) coated’ texture used to cover fabrics, to give them a water-resistant property which allows the fabric to be safely protected from harsh weather conditions such as rain, wind and even the harsh sunlight, which get efficiently blocked, bouncing off of the surface of the material.

PA, which is the abbreviated term of ‘Polyamide’, is made from nylon, known for its high resistance towards abrasion and tearing. In addition, it is elastic, does not crease, and can be easily dyed or modified.

Similarly, PES is also a texture which we use for our shading systems, and it is commonly created from petroleum by-products or even recycled plastic bottles, which creates a whole new purpose to dispose of excess plastic discarded - by creating a new purpose for the materials to exist in our back gardens, in the form of a pergola system.

This way, the turtles are happy and so are our customers.

Find out more about SIOEN’s revolutionary fabric technology on their website and check out our pergolas and awnings at GOSS Outdoor!

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Awning Diaries: Janela Awning The Italian Club Liverpool

For awning diaries this week, we are taking a look at a showcase from one of our many success stories. Our client’s choice of shading system is one of our very popular awning models, which is called the ‘Janela Awning’. 

The Janela was installed for this commercial establishment and it is also one of our most traditional renditions of the awnings. It has been crafted and personalised to represent and wear the branding of The Italian Club, based in Liverpool.

The material used for the awning has been chosen to go particularly well with the Italian Club’s style and visual representation. This really creates a special air to the entrance of the restaurant which gives the establishment an edge over the other buildings surrounding it, as it really helps them to stand out. Definitely an eye-catching element for when if the owner is seeking to exert a traditional Italian feel to their approaching customers.

The first impression always tells a story about a person, a dish and of course a restaurant. This Janela awning is one of the many factors which contribute to a positive impression to leave on the customers as they come to dine at the Italian Club.

Do you wish to find out more technical specifics and visual ideas for our perfect awnings? Check out our products by clicking this link.

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Winter Discount!! 10% off any orders and quotation….

Our Winter Discount, which is a 10% off any awning, pergola and any other outdoor furniture order and quotation, continues!! Start your 2020 with a glorious outdoor project with the help of our GOSS Outdoor team of experienced architects and technicians. The discount of 10% applies to all quotations and is available between 9th of January to the 31st of March***.

Plenty of time to browse and decide on your perfect outdoor feature! 

Check out our products on the website for more detail.

Terms and Conditions apply. ***The Winter Discount will begin at 12.00 am (GMT) on 9th January 2020 (the “Start Date”) and closes at 11.59 pm (GMT) on 31st of March 2020 (the “End Date”). Discounts will only be valid during this time. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion or be applied retrospectively. Senol & Senol Ltd t/a GOSS Outdoor reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and/or cancel the Black Friday promotion at its sole discretion. This offer is open to UK & Northern Ireland residents over 18 years old only.***

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Classic Blue! Colour of the Year in 2020:

Every new year, a colour, in particular, is selected to represent the year that follows it. This year we are ready to rock the classic blue tones putting our support into this trend. It’s important to acknowledge that not just every blue will hit the mark, the focus is on a certain ‘Pantone’ blue which is the Pantone 19-4052 Blue.

The hype was created by the Pantone Color Institute, but why have they decided on this particular blue? Read on to find out!

The way Pantone described this chosen blue is due to it being a “timeless” and an “enduring hue”. A colour to depict the new decade should be one which is bold, strong and versatile. The Pantone Color Institute pursues the idea that the colours have different altitudes, personalities and meanings. And we live in a world where we are continuously bewildered by the global news and feel in a state of being wary and suspicious, the majority of the time. The Classic Blue Pantone 19-4052 is a representative of the inner power and stability which we must find within ourselves to help change our lives and our worlds for the better.

Don’t be surprised when you encounter this shade of the colour blue popping up on your TV and magazines, as designers and marketers are all following to support this same goal of empowerment for their endeavours!

Why not try to adopt a number of home furniture, decor, and even try wearing a brilliant classic blue suit or dress? You can have a story to tell next time you head out, glammed up with your 19-4052 shade of blue!

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Product Showcase - Pars Plus Luxe

A simple yet effective solution to protecting yourself from the harsh rays of sunlight in the summer and drops of the rain on gloomy autumn days, the Pars Plus Luxe. When all you would like to do is enjoy the outdoors air after a long day at work/school or just want to enjoy a peaceful sheltered evening, the all-in-one awning system which has a fully motorised operation and LED lights to guide you in the darkest nights comes to your rescue.

The Pars Plus Luxe system is a genius work of art, which can come mounted with a rain/wind sensor if desired so. Easily adjustable, and easier to be installed, we highly recommend this featured awning product to anyone who desires a budget-friendly shading system whilst still creating a luxurious relaxation space in their patio and gardens.

Check out this product in particular directly by clicking here.

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New Years Discount - 10% off!

Don’t miss out your chance of getting a 10% off with our GOSS Outdoor products, whether you’re looking to get a new awning installed or would like to furnish your outdoor space with our lush furniture collection. Our New year discount starts on the 1st of January and ends on the 8th of January.

Check out our awnings, pergolas, gazebo and many other wares to browse and help you to make your mind! The coming of a new decade and the new year means creating new surroundings in your life and that is not forgetting your own living space. Do not hesitate to be creative this year and don’t give up on the dreams of your most ideal home. If you are looking for a classic shading look, we recommend our awnings - and if you prefer a more luxurious vibe, you should go for the Bioclimatic Pergolas systems.

This year all of your outdoor wishes come true with GOSS Outdoor. Your winter will be charming with our brilliant offers and discounts, so make sure to stay tuned! Check out our products for more detail.

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Architect Answers: Buckhurst Hill

Our interviewee of the month this December is featuring our hardworking new graduate architect Katie (BD), who has recently just completed her second month working here at GOSS Outdoor. When asked her how she finds it, and she modestly says that she is slowly getting used to the workflow.

“I want to talk about my current project…” Katie starts off, slowly able to bring all her efforts of the past few weeks into words. “We are currently working on a project at Buckhurst Hill, for Client AO - who has requested two custom made pergola systems each with a fixed glass roof system for their private property.”

This project involves each side of the house, where the two pergolas are being installed separately. “The reason I have decided to talk about this project is that the project is still fresh on my mind, and also since it is a custom made glass rooftop pergola system, it is a very unique project for me and the company as well. It makes for a very interesting experience which is also very valuable for us.”

When asked about the challenges our architect Katie faces during this project, she explained that she was very curious to know how the project will unfold. “The main hurdle for me is the roof which is made out of glass and we do not usually provide a glass top solutions for our standard pergola systems, it all feels quite new to me.”

We work as a team together to thrive for positive results and see our projects, as well as our staff, flourish. For this purpose, we push our staff to strive for solutions and outcomes. “To help me overcome the challenges I am facing in this project, I have been working together with my colleagues to accurately measure and plan out the project, which involves the two pergolas on uneven ground. This must be done with great accuracy and attention to detail, to see the project to a seamless succession.”

“I believe the project is going to look amazing when it is completed. It will 100% fulfil the requirements of the client and the home - giving an excellent shelter from the harsh rainy and snowy weathers for the basement area which the pergolas are mounted on top of.”

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Christmas Decorations for your Outdoors

It wouldn’t be the festive month of December without some Christmas themed decorations. It’s time to exert your festive spirit to your outdoors this season and share your joy of the holidays with the outside world. To help you get into the perfect Christmas mood, this week, we have selected some design ideas for you to make your outdoor space a perfect and gloriously cosy chill area as you enjoy your festivities with family and friends.

The main keywords for creating a space in your outdoors during the winter months are: keeping warm! With the aid of our Infrared Heating systems for your outdoor area by 'Somfy' and 'Rising' it is quite possible to make the use of your well-decorated outdoors without running inside for your home’s warmth after minutes. (Click here for our premium heaters.) It is commonly known to have decorations celebrating Christmas inside our homes, however, most of the time we neglect our outdoor decorations. Outdoors also deserve to be decorated - especially for Christmas season. The lights can illuminate your back garden and the streets at the night time as other people walk by, taking in that fantastic festive feeling.

To decorate your garden this season, we suggest the use of bright accessories, red coloured fabrics and sparkling materials that reflect any light. You can show off to your neighbours your unique style and personality through the act of outdoor design and decor and can make them gaze with envy when they see your dreamy garden. With a jolly and dynamic outdoor decoration, your outdoors can become a warm environment which makes you feel at ease and is inviting to other people.

You can always check out our GOSS Outdoor products to provide pleasant outdoor decor and heating solutions. Why don’t you get installing a gorgeous pergola or awning for your patio/garden for winter? It helps you to have a charming garden along with the protection of the canopy system from the rain, sun, wind and snow. We can guarantee that the pergola and awning would be a staple point to your outdoor decor plans. Explore our products for more information, or get in touch with us for a free quotation.

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Product Showcase - Bioclimatic Pergolas (B-Cube)

Discover a unique way to extend your outdoor space with the Bioclimatic Pergola Systems at GOSS Outdoor. It is possible to customise your outdoor space to look super luxurious with the help of one of our beloved B-Cube series.

The Bioclimatic Pergolas series feature 4 different kinds of models to accommodate any particular need and preferences, and they are named the 'B-Cube Classic’, ‘B-Cube Urban’, ‘B-Cube Infinity’ and ‘B-Cube Freedom’.

The B-Cube is a fully automated aluminium pergola system, adjustable specifications giving you endless possibilities whilst also providing protection from the sun. It has a grill system that provides seamless drainage of rainwater from the top to the ground. Optional heating systems keep you warm and your porch protected from the wind. B-Cube allows you to start your spring early and finish your Autumn late - so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces as much as it is possible.

Check out our B-Cube Collection for more information, or contact us for more details or a free quotation.

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Architect Answers: Project Sangam

We have recently interviewed one of our fletching architects at GOSS Outdoor, Ms RA, who have started working with us in our headquarters middle of 2019. She was asked to spend 10 minutes with our blogging and media team to talk about their most memorable projects so far working in our team. "I want to talk about the Sangam project, which is based in the Manchester City Centre." She goes on to explain to us that the reason she has chosen this particular one was that it was her first big project, which has arrived at her doorstep with a lot of new and challenging experiences she currently has added to her professional working career.

"This project was super nerve-wracking for me right off the bat, when I started working at GOSS Outdoor. The project was heavily based around 'planning application' which I had never done before. I was really anxious and wanted to do a great job, as I also wished to impress my peers!" Ms RA states in her interview. "I chose to talk about this project because straight from the get-go, it has left a big impression on me and gave me a taste of what I have decided to take on. This project helped me to learn a lot and grow rapidly."

The Sangam project is still ongoing, as the architects and managers are at the stage of still fighting towards getting this collaboration completed. The current stage is in the waiting phase - where our architect Ms RA is waiting for positive news from the council regarding the planning application. "We have pitched our idea and cause of this project with the Manchester City Council, who will either give us the yes or no to continue along with this installation, which involves the shisha lounge Sangam to get a 'smoking regulation' approved for their commercial establishment, to allow them to have shisha facilities available for their customers. If this project is approved, this will mark the Sangam Project as the first establishment in the Manchester city to have a legally licensed shisha lounge." Ms RA goes on to explain that it is extremely difficult for businesses to get smoking permission on their commercial properties, and there are a lot of factors to be considered and pass through the checklist of health hazard requirements. She feels positive that this project will come to a fruitful conclusion, and hoping to be finished in 2020.

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Winter ideas for your perfect garden!!

This week, we have selected a number of winter outdoor ideas for making your garden incredibly gorgeous. Winter is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean your garden should be all doom and gloom, unable to be used at all. Outdoors could always be enjoyable and cosy in the wintertime too. There are some easy ways to make this happen which you need to know!

Our GOSS Outdoor products can provide a pleasant outdoor experience even in the winter. Who says staying outside in winter can’t be as fun as it in the summer when the possibilities are endless?

The products, namely the B-Cube Classic and Falcate Tectona Retractable Pergola ranges of our product line can help to create the most perfect and roomy space for your outdoor endeavours. Along with these solutions, our outdoor furniture products can aid you to find the best assortment of style and look for your garden. Take out pillows, use some simple decorations which suits your personal for a cosy winter look and with our elegant outdoor furniture and keep your guests comfortable while hosting them over. You can also plan a fun garden party with your family and friends, especially during new years, enjoying a firework show! The only issue will be for when your family and friends start bearing garden envy towards you!!

You can use warm colours to decorate your garden with splashes of red, orange, yellow, green, etc. These colours suit the Christmas atmosphere and create a good contrast between cool and warm at the same time. Do not hesitate to use plants as well as a part of your outdoor design props. We are positive that pine trees, pinecones and plants suited to survive the colds of the winter temperatures will look amazing.

Why don't you have that your dream garden now? Our Pergola models are the most important part of your dreamy winter garden, along with our outdoor furniture range being the best advocates for your comfort. Explore your options on our products section of the website, by clicking here.

Now you have a perfectly good reason to go out and have a good time in your garden even in unpredictable weather conditions. Don’t be afraid to have fun and break the rules!

 

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