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Timber up in smoke ban


MOVES to ban smoking in public places could mean increased workloads for timber producers and contractors.

The ban on smoking in restaurants, clubs and pubs that serve food, due to come into effect in Scotland next year and in 2008 for the rest of the UK, will have a huge effect on commercial timber merchants and decking installers, according to the Timber Decking Association.

Director Steve Young claimed that a similar ban in the Republic of Ireland in 2004 had led to a big increase in orders.

He said: 'Demand for commercial decking increased dramatically. It is the quickest and most cost-effective way of creating an unenclosed space for customers to enjoy.'