You should select a bus shelter, waiting shelter, smoking shelter and any other outdoor shelter based on how much room you need and the weather conditions and elements you expect to encounter (rain, frost, snow, wind, bugs, heat, etc). For example, if you’re using the shelter as a waiting shelter, you should consider the number of people you have waiting and how long they wait usually, this will advise you on the size of shelter you need, the extra/options that will be necessary such as seating, bins and advertisement panels. Other outdoor shelters such as smoking shelters need to be well ventilated and designed for all round-seasonal use. Smoking Shelters also need to meet the smoking shelter policies and laws.
The issues one should consider when looking at a shelter are:
- How storm worthy in view of the conditions expected
- Ease of installation – (Will you need it to be installed or DIY)
- Ease of entry (Security locks/open front/gate/sliding doors etc.)
- Ventilation (summer want a lot, winter I don't want ventilation other than high vent)
- Protection from bugs (only care about if there are bugs)
- Usable space (sloping sidewalls can limit this)
- Weight (Is it going to be in an open area/wall mounted/how will it be mounted)
- How it looks (consider surroundings and purpose of shelter)
- Cost (Is it going to be cost effective)
Shelters Store carries a wide range of outdoor shelter solutions; you can contact the Shelter Store Team for more information and advice on selecting the ideal shelter for you.