Open space has always been an important consideration in dense urban environments. Businesses and homeowners alike, tend to choose the pergola as the means to expand their available space outwards and make it usable throughout the year, regardless of the prevailing weather conditions. Certainly the most contemporary and efficient system for shading and protecting outdoor spaces is the awning-pergola. It is a smart combination of the robust aluminium pergola structure with the adjustability and convenience of a classic fabric awning system. An awning-pergola comprises of two main parts, the supporting base made of aluminium columns (each with its own internal rainwater drainage pipe) and the top part that incorporates the motor, the front parapet and the side guides on which the fabric moves during opening and closing. It is exactly this division in parts that allows the electric / remote controlled awning pergola be installed onto a pre-existing support base made of wood, metal, brick, concrete and so forth! An awning-pergola can also be constructed in the form of a wall-fixed canopy that instead of columns, uses a steel cable tension support mechanism. Another interesting option is the use of stationary or rotating aluminium blades instead of a fabric in tension, allowing us to regulate the amount of light and shade under the pergola. As with other systems, awning-pergolas can be tailored to size and electroststically painted to the desired colour. Electric control / Automation / Installation Our specialisation in installing SOMFY motors in our electrically operated shading systems, allows us to propose the optimal solution for each shading application and offer the highest standards of services (diagnosis, technical and aesthetic advice, pricing and on-site installation) Most electric shading systems and Somfy automations are available to see and test at our showroom in Marousi, Athens.