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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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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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Coronavirus COVID-19 response by GOSS Shading Systems (GOSS Outdoor) – Manchester, UK

Coronavirus COVID-19, GOSS Shading Systems (GOSS Outdoor) – Manchester, UK

The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the entire world.

As you are a valued customer, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our business actions in what are unprecedented times.

In line with instructions from the UK Government, we are taking all necessary measures to ensure we act in the best interests of our country at this time.

We confirm that we have followed all guidance provided by the Public Health Authorities, implementing measures to minimise the risk of infection across our business.

Following the government’s latest announcement to fight COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our showroom to the public from 10.30 pm Tuesday 17th March. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we appreciate that it may be disappointing for many.

The closure is temporary, and we will be monitoring advice from the government to reopen at the first appropriate opportunity.

We appreciate that this is a worrying and difficult time given the unprecedented circumstances that the world faces with the current coronavirus pandemic and would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

We will need to limit our ability to service our current customers throughout this period but we are sure that you will understand as this is imperative at this time.

We all must do whatever is necessary to stop the continued spread of COVID-19 and as a business, we will continue to follow all directives from the Government and the relevant authorities.

We thank you for your support and wish you and your families continued good health.

Mr Oguz Senol 

Chairman

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Best Hygiene Practices in the Office: Keeping Colleagues Safe!

Being aware of the current news about the newly announced pandemic of the Covid-19 virus AKA the Coronavirus, our managers and colleagues decided to take some precautionary actions to help prevent the spread of germs around our office (which we are all very grateful for).

With the aims of helping our colleagues stay well informed and keep on top of the best practices regarding how to ensure best hygiene and safety when in the offices at GOSS Outdoor, we have created a list of helpful pointers suitable for any office use! We hope that you can also use these tips in your workplace!

1. Carry a personal alcohol-based sanitising product

 Who would have thought hand-gels would be the liquid gold of 2020? These mini anti-bacterial lifesavers have started to sell out the moment they enter the shelves in biggest supermarkets, and they are being used to keep hands free from germs and dirt, whenever a sink or a washroom is unavailable. You might end up needing them in public areas, including the office surroundings. 

If you are having trouble finding hand gels to purchase, try finding them at small post offices and local convenience stores. 

 

You can also use “lemon hand colognes”, a traditional hand sanitising method used in Turkey as a part of daily-life and courtesy culture. These are fresh smelling liquids with over 70% alcohol in them and can be found in most international supermarkets/shops.

2. Create sanitation hot-spots in the office

 Think about the areas colleagues are most likely to be touching; kitchen and communal dining areas, elevators etc. You can place a hand sanitizers/hand colognes in these areas to encourage your colleagues to keep their hands clean before and after using communal areas. Our manager recently has also installed a small sanitation area for our team to use on our breaks! (Thank you, Mr Senol!)

3. Share a car with a colleague (avoid public transport)

 Whilst this option might not be available to everyone, it is worth discussing with your colleagues who might be living in a similar direction as yourself. If you usually take the bus/tram/metro into work, you might find yourself exposed to the public more often than you require to. If any of your colleagues would be able to help pick you up as they are also heading to the office, you’re helping to keep yourself AND others safe too.

4. Wipe ALL of your own office belongings

 This includes all your daily office tools. Scissors, pens, sticky notes, tablets, laptops, phones… Get some disposable cloth and a sanitising product to wipe away your stationery and belongings, which you may be touching on the daily.

Which effectively also is safe to say, avoid using other colleague’s office stationery, equipment and goes without saying - personal belongings. If you really have to, make sure you are able to wash your hands or sanitise them afterwards.

5. If you have to cough/sneeze, use a tissue or your sleeves

 Your coughing and sneezing will get you more than a simple “bless you” these days. Avoid freaking out your colleagues by coughing and sneezing where the droplets can scatter easily around you and your colleagues’ workspaces. You can use your sleeve or tissue to sneeze and cough into, later disposing of it when you have finished using the tissue. Catch it and bin it!

6. Avoid touching your face

 Whether we know it or not, we are ALL very guilty for unknowingly touching our faces as we are working. Whether it is using our hand for head support and rubbing our eyes, you are less likely to get sick if you work on picking up on these little details.

7. Wash your hands regularly (yes, really!)

 We are told this about 5 times a day as if suddenly all humanity will have memory loss over how basic hygiene works - but washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap is ESSENTIAL to keeping safe from the viruses. Make sure your office has anti-bacterial soaps ready for regular use.

As we are talking about these tips in our office, we are also implementing them. We wish you a happy and healthy working environment from GOSS Outdoor!

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