Smoking shelters are referred to by many terms.
They are also called smoking huts, butt huts, smoker’s shelters, smoke sheds, and smoke shacks. They are manufactured in two building designs that share basic standard features. There are also a number of accessory options that allow organizations to customize these structures for both aesthetic and utilitarian purposes.
These modular buildings can also be used as transit commuter shelters and break areas. Buildings with doors can also be used as guard shacks and temporary storage units.
Smoking shelters allow organizations to keep the main portions of their facilities smoke free by designating a special area for cigarette users. As the public campaign against smoking cigarettes continues, increasing numbers of organizations are investing in these huts.
1. Removing the practice of smoking from areas visited by clients, business partners, and non-smoking employees
2. Minimizing the risk of cigarette-related fires by providing a contained area for cigarette butt disposal
3. Provide smokers with a comfortable environment in which they relax without feeling like they are being pushed out by fellow employees
4. Adds an attractive structure to the facility that blends with the surrounding architecture and landscaping.
5. Offer additional applications that include transit commuter waiting and temporary storage.
There are two basic types of structures businesses can purchase.
· Panelized structures can be easily assembled on site.
· Preassembled buildings ship as-is from the factory.
Many panelized smoking shelters have painted kick panels and frames made from anodized, clear aluminum. Roofs are manufactured with built-in gutter systems.
Preassembled units tend to be smaller and are easy to ship and install in a variety of locations. These units are not only utilitarian, but also highly attractive. They feature a variety of architectural styles, protective coatings, color choices, and finishes. Typically, they are more compact in size and can be conveniently installed in crowded areas.
· Roofs are made from translucent fiberglass, steel, or aluminum.
· Select options can also be customized with dome-style roofs.
· All units are built with safety glass.
· Size options range from small units to larger structures that can accommodate more than five persons comfortably.
· All structures feature roofs with superb drainage capability.
· Open-ended units feature a back and two side walls.
· Four-side shelters can be ordered in a variety of door types.
Both pre-assembled and panelized smoking shelters can be customized with a variety of accessory options. These options vary from model to model and include the following:
· Units can also be purchased with optional sliding or swinging doors that lock for security.
· Benches can be included that are made from either recycled plastic or aluminum.
· Huts can be ordered with lighting systems and controls and can even be made with
· Tinted windows are available for select models.
· Climate controls in the form of infrared heaters and motion sensor controls are additional options to consider.
· Vinyl signage can be added to the building to improve advertising visibility
Smoking shelters mount either directly to concrete surfaces, concrete pads, or concrete pylons driven into the ground.