The polycarbonate roof was installed to provide a sitting area outside regardless of the weather, as well as a place for a clothes drying rack and extra storage for baskets, boxes, toys, bicycles, etc. Since smoking is not allowed indoors, the space also serves as a dedicated smoking area for family and friends! This rain shelter extends not only along the back of the house but also along the side passage.
I thought that we needed an extension at the back of house, but this excellently designed rain shelter actually works better. Now we have a lovely outdoor sitting & smoking area, plus extra storage. I'd recommend this solution to all homeowners with a similar space.
– Maria, Manorfield, Dublin 15