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What types of materials are bollards available in?
Bollards by Broxap design, manufacture and supply bollards in a range of different materials, these include: cast iron, mild steel, polyurethane, concrete, stainless steel, recycled plastic and timber.
Which of the materials sold by Bollards by Broxap would you recommend in certain locations?
Cast iron; this is best suited to pedestrianised, and shopping areas. They also complement a heritage or traditional aesthetic. Ductile iron; this is best suited to road side locations, shop fronts as well...
What grades of stainless steel do you offer? offer two grades of stainless steel. These are grade 304 and grade 316. Grade 316 demonstrates a higher chrome content.
When would Bollards by Broxap recommend grade 316?
Grade 316 may be used on marine or waterfront environments. This could help increase longevity and durability in places where the environment is both damp and has a high salt content.
What are the different finishes for stainless steel?
There are various finishes for the stainless steel. These include; bead blasted to various grades (satin), mirror polish and  high polish.
What is the difference between ductile and cast iron?
There is one main difference when it comes to cast and ductile iron. Cast iron is brittle, whereas ductile iron is more "flexible". Ductile iron contains both magnesium and copper, this changes the properties of the bollard, meaning that upon impact ...
Is ductile iron more expensive that cast iron?
Due to it's properties, ductile iron is 35% more expensive than cast iron.
Do you recycle any materials?
At both Broxap and we have a strong recycling initative and green ethic. That is why we recycle all cast and ductile iron. You can find out more about what we are doing to reduce waste and ensure that we are doing our bit to recycle by...
Does cast iron rust?
Cast iron will rust if not maintained. This can happen if the paint is chipped leaving the surface of the bollard exposed.
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What are the different types of fixing options? design, manufacture and supply bollards with a range of different fxing types and options. These include; root fixed, base plated, removeale, telescopic and fold down. You can find out more about fixings by looking at our ...
What fixing types are bollards available in?
The majority of bollards are simply concreted into the ground, also known as root fixed, but when root fixing is not possible or suitable, other fixings such as base plated, removable, or telescopic can be used.
Do bollards need to be filled with concrete
In certain situations, such as bollards being positioned in loading bays/service yards, bollards can be filled with concrete to give a little extra strength.  This does not make the bollards ‘Impact tested’ but purely provides a little more strength...
Can I install a bollard anywhere on my own land/property, and would I need planning permission?
Yes, if it is on your own land/property, you can install a bollard anywhere.  Planning permission is not required.
In which situation would each fixing be used?
Below is a description of in which situations each of the fixings might be used;  Root fixed; often used in anti-ram situations and provides a solid permanent fixing. Base plated;  May be used where...
How are logos fitted to the different types of bollard?
Below are details on how brand logos are applied to bollards of different materials: Cast iron; integrally cast onto bollard during manufacture. Polyurathene; usually cast separately and fixed to the bollard...
What is the average weight and height of our bollards?
At we have a range of many different bollard sizes. However, on average the following applys: Material Weight  Height Ductile/ Cast iron 45kg 985mm Polyurathene...
What is the maximum diameter you would recommend for a fold down bollard?
The maximum diameter which we would recommend is 100mm. 
How does a ground socket work on a removable bollard?
A steel socket with a hinged lid (sockets approx. 200mm deep) is concreted into the ground. When the bollard is in use, the hinged lid locates on a lug on the bollard and a padlock secures the bollard to the socket. When the bollard is removed the lid...
How may a removable bollard be stored?
Additional sockets may be utilised to store removable bollards.
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Finishes and Extras
What standard finishes are available for our range of bollards? offer the following standard finishes for thier bollards. Cast/Ductile iron;  Primer undercoat and two pack acrylic topcoat in a standard RAL or BS colour. We also offer optional waterside paint. Mild steel...
What colours are available? offer a standard range of RAL and BS colours. Non-standard colours are available upon request, however may include a surcharge especially if powder coated.
What banding/highlighting options are available for both cast iron and mild steel bollards?
Bolllards have the following avialable: reflective bands self adhesive class 1 & 2, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm wide Ballotini Ring (glass beads suspended in a coloured compound) Reflective Paint Ardenbrite No. 1 gold highlighting.
At what height do you need a guardrail UK?
In residential properties guardrail/balustrade is required when the difference in levels is more than 600mm.  In other buildings (commercial) balustrade is required when the difference in levels is 380mm.
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