Since the introduction of the smoking ban in enclosed public places in England last month, many establishments have been finding ways to accommodate their smoking customers. People can be seen smoking outside a lot of pubs and clubs. For a lot of licensed premises, shelter has been provided in the form of a two-sided smoking hut. Some are providing decking with a roof overhead. At the Orchard Working Mens Club at Severn Trees the deck is being erected out the front.
This is good business for the timber industry and the local joinery trade. Enterprising suppliers are even providing ready made shelters in kit form.