Why invest in an outdoor structure this lockdown?

Restaurant's outdoor structure

The hospitality industry has been hit hard by lockdown there’s no denying but investing in your outside space now could help you recover much more quickly. 


Building an outdoor structure in your garden, patio or courtyard area will provide you with a flexible enclosed space in which to place more socially distanced tables for more paying customers. These gorgeous structures don’t usually need planning permission and they’re much quicker, and more cost effective, to install than building an extension which means you can benefit from increased capacity in next to no time.

Garden structures are also much more versatile than an extension as they can be a totally enclosed to create a cosy indoor room in the colder weather or completely opened up in the summer so you don’t lose valuable al-fresco area.

What exactly is an outdoor structure we hear you ask?

An outdoor structure is built using an attractive metal frame, in a colour of your choosing, and featuring a rotating louvered and/or retracting roof that can be opened or closed at the touch of a button. You can add frameless sliding glass walls that totally enclose the space, keeping out the elements, to create a wonderful garden room with uninterrupted views. You can even include built in LED lights and discrete but highly effective heaters to make the area so cosy your customers will request to dine there! 

An outdoor structure is a gorgeous and valuable addition to any pub, restaurant or café with outside space and provides a versatile, enclosed area that can be utilised in any number of ways, whatever the weather. Given the current climate, it will come as no surprise that most of our clients have used the additional space to increase their capacity so they can have as many paying customers in as safely possible while social distancing rules are in force and beyond.

Check out some of our case studies for a little inspriation on how you could use yours! 

How do I get one?

With over 50 years of experience, Broadview is a leading name in outdoor shading solutions for the hospitality sector and has helped countless pubs, restaurants, cafés and hotels thrive thanks to their garden structures.  

To chat to a member of our team about installing an outdoor structure in your establishment, get in touch today on 01202 679012