Smoking Shelters Restaurant Pub Awnings
For areas in public places which have a covered roof, whether retractable or not, 50% of the perimeter must be permanaently open to the air.
Deans Restaurant and Pub Awnings are an excellent solution to the smoking shelter issues but it must be considered that conventional awnings such as that shown above are generally only rated up to Beaufort scall 3/4 which means that in windy conditions the awning must be retracted.
For more adverse weather use a system such as the Pergotenda Restaurant and Pub Awning from Deans should be specified - this is rated up to Beaufort scale 8 which is almost 50 Miles per hour.
Meeting the Smoking In Public Regulations
Since July 1st 2007 Smoking has been banned in confined confined public spaces. Any covered area must have at least 50% of the perimeter open to the air.