Smoking Shelters

Our Smoking Shelters are a great way to create a designated smoking area outside of the main building, whilst keeping staff protected from the elements. All of our Smoking Shelters are made in the UK with premium quality that represents excellent value for money. Our Smoking Shelters also include free mainland UK delivery.

Smoking Shelters - More Information


Outdoor smoking shelter

What are Smoking Shelters?

Smoking Shelters are either stand-alone shelters, lean-to structures or wall mounted shelters with a roof and sides to protect against the elements. They offer a dedicated outdoor area for people to smoke a cigarette, away from indoor areas where smoking is not permitted.

How do Smoking Shelters work?

The roof and side panels provide valuable protection from rain, wind and snow, and the harmful effect of UV rays on a sunny day. And, under UK legislation, at least 50% of the smoking shelter must be open to allow cigarette fumes to disperse quickly (the so-called '50% open rule'). 

What are the benefits of Smoking Shelters?

  • They provide a single, designated outdoor space for smokers, keeping indoor spaces smoke-free and other outdoor spaces free of smoke and cigarette butts
  • Although it is not a legal requirement for companies to supply a smoking shelter, they are popular with staff, visitors and customers who do smoke and need shelter from the elements
  • When located away from main entrances / exits and windows, they ensure that smoke fumes do not drift into the building
  • They can also function as a dedicated Vaping Shelter, allowing ex-smokers and other vapers to have their own outdoor shelter away from cigarette smokers (note: Vaping Shelters are not required to follow the 50% open rule)

Which Smoking Shelters are in the First Mats range?

We have Smoking Shelters suitable for small companies, with only a few people who smoke, through to larger shelters designed for organisations with many smokers:

Wall Mounted Smoking Canopy for 3 people

This is our smallest model. It has a translucent polycarbonate roof and side panels, giving up to 97% UV protection from the sun's rays, as well as protection against rain and snow.

Metal Workplace Smoking Shelter for 9 people

This stand-alone shelter, with either perspex or steel sides, shelters up to 9 people. Constructed from high gauge steel, it has a curved roof with translucent polycarbonate panels to protect against rain, wind and up to 97% of UV rays while allowing the daylight through. The powder coated steel perforated side and back panels give added protection from the elements.

Outdoor Smoking Shelter for up to 12 people

This is available in a range of sizes, with the largest able to accommodate up to 12 people and enough under cover space for tables / benches and chairs - making for a more comfortable visit. Choose from a steel or perspex back panel.

All of our smoking shelters are designed and manufactured in the UK, and delivered free of charge in mainland UK within 5 working days.

Why First Mats?

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and the fact that we have an industry-leading Excellent 4.8 Star Trustpilot rating. When you buy your Smoking Shelter from First Mats, you know you are dealing with a company whose reputation is built on offering quality safety products at a competitive price.


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