With the non-smoking laws and summer on the way, creating a comfortable outdoor space for staff can increase productivity at the office.
Retractable awnings are just one of the ways you can create a space where staff can sit and have a cigarette or enjoy their lunch in the fresh air, getting out of the stuffy office without having to leave the building.
Awnings that Retract
Retractable awnings offer the advantage of being open or closed, they can also be fitted with sensors which cause them to open when it starts to rain or they can close automatically when the wind begins to blow, ensuring they don’t sustain any damage.
If you’re in the Auckland area, then you know how unpredictable the weather can be. So while you can place tables and chairs outside for staff, you cannot leave an awning up indefinitely and hope it survives the season.
You’ll find once you introduce an outside area, staff will make use of it during their tea or lunch breaks, a chance to breathe in the fresh air and a change to escape the confines of the office for a while. Smokers will have a shaded area to have a quick cigarette.
The ability to place retractable awnings in the staff outside area also helps reduce illness. Smokers will stand outside and smoke even in the pouring rain, this can lead to them having colds and flu throughout the year. Having a space to stand and not get wet can reduce the risk of these staff members taking time off work.
The awnings are made from a durable material which is made to last, so it’s definitely a worthwhile investment. The ability for the awning to open and close using sensors, can reduce the risk of damage to the awning in the long run, enabling it to last for many years.
About Nova Shades
Nova Shades is an awning and shade sail manufacturer for the Auckland and Northland regions. Their professional and knowledgeable team can assist companies from the design of the awning or shade sails to the installation, maintenance and repair.
This family owned and operated business is dedicated to customer service with extensive experience in the hospitality, school and learning centre industry. Dedicated to customer service, Nova Shades have help numerous companies find the best shade solutions for their outdoor areas, including retractable awnings in their outdoor spaces.
Nova Shades takes the time to visit the site and see where you want to place the awnings, they are then able to offer advice on the best shade solution for your company.
If you choose the retractable awnings, Nova Shades will design, manufacture and install the awnings to your specifications including any structures needed. In the event that the awning stops working or there is a problem, Nova Shades have a maintenance team that can assist and get repairs carried out quickly.
All awnings and shade sails are made from quality materials that are shower resistant and built to last.