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The “outdoor structures” that are taking over pub carparks and beer gardens this Spring.

It’s here, finally the day we have all been waiting for, after a long period of closure due to Covid-19 parts of the leisure industry are finally permitted to reopen their doors providing they follow government guidelines.

Many pubs and restaurants have been getting creative, adapting their outdoor space in a bid to make their returning visitors a bit more comfortable whilst they brave the elements to enjoy their first bit of freedom this year! It’s certainly been a long time coming.

But what are the rules for outdoor structures?

The good news is that roofs ARE allowed as long as at least 50% of the area of the walls are left open at all times when in use.

There’s no surprise to see that gazebos and pergolas of all shapes and sizes have been popping up in beer gardens up and down the country ahead of today’s grand reopening’s.

What are the differences between the two?


Wooden gazebo pub garden
The Garratt, Wandsworth. Star Pubs.

Gazebos are a great solution, not only do they look really impressive but they are so versatile and can be fitted to any kind of ground weather it be grass, a patio or bedded into concrete for a solid weather proof structure. As most gazebos benefit from a solid roof landlords can be sure their visitors will remain dry when those April showers fall. Electric patio heaters can also be fixed to the beams creating a cosy space that will be warm, cosy and inviting all year round.

Multiple smaller free-standing gazebos make for a cosy area and will help with social distancing if the premises are lucky enough to have the space to be able to seat 6 people per gazebo.

A gazebo is probably as close as you can get to being “indoors” without actually being inside.


The Roebuck, Hampstead.

A Pergola would make a great alternative to a gazebo, traditionally with open tops and sides, the exposed beams are used to house climbing plants which can create a natural shelter and a beautiful aesthetic.

Pergolas can be free-standing much like a gazebo or can be fitted in a lean-to style creating an extension to any building/patio, they can be built to whatever size is required and are perfect for extending that indoor feeling into the outdoors.

As a simpler structure compared to a wooden gazebo and relatively easy for any DIYer to assemble themselves it makes for a great, cost effective option that most pub owners and landlords can build themselves.

To create a more weather-proof pergola simply add PVC roofing sheets, these are easy to fit and will let the light flood in while keeping and rain (or snow!) out, you can even buy the kits including the roofing sheets which eRoofs can delivery flat-packed and super fast!

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Everything you need to know about Onduline roofing sheets.

onduline roof sheets

What is Onduline roofing?

Onduline is a bituminous corrugated roof sheet that is lightweight and available in a range of colours (black, red, green, brown & Grey) Bitumen roofing sheets are very popular and an easy roofing solution.

Below, we will go through the most common questions.

What are Onduline roofing sheets?

Onduline roofing sheet is a quality 3mm thick sheet that is a reliable and complete roofing solution. This lightweight roofing solution is suitable for a range of outbuildings, from garden buildings, to commercial developments and industrial units or even agricultural projects, such as farm buildings or stables. It features a unique technology that combines cellulosic fibres and selected bitumen for exceptional waterproofing.

Why choose Onduline?

These roofing sheets are available in various colours here. Onduline offers an impressive 15-year waterproof guarantee with the Onduline Classic roofing sheets. The sheets are completely safe and have no asbestos properties, and they are BBA certified. Onduline roofing sheets are fast and easy to install, and the material is very easy to cut.

How easy is it to fit Onduline roofing?

Onduline lightweight roofing sheets are quick and easy to install, the panels are extremely light (only 3 kg/m²), flexible, and easy to carry. Onduline sheets can be installed with simple tooling: a saw or even a cutter will suffice for cutting the sheets and they can be easily screwed or hammered in depending on the type of fixings chosen.

How do I let light into my building when using Onduline? 

With using material sheets you can sometimes end up with a darker overcast, Onduline also has a range of translucent corrugated roofing sheets, which can be used as roof lights and are fully compatible with the Onduline bitumen sheets.

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Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Super fast delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on all of our roofing materials (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eRoofs website for more details.