Fixings

What are the different types of fixing options?

Bollards.co.uk 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 buying guide.

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 a concrete base already exists. Often used where excavation is not possible due to underground services.

Telescopic; Allows periodic access without requirement for storage when access is required. May be supplied with lift assist to reduce lifting weight.

Removable; Allows periodic access but requires storage when not in use. Additional ground fixing socket may be supplied.

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 by means of an adhesive or drilling and tapping.

Mild steel; drilled and tapped or lasercut.

Stainless steel; lasercut, shotblasted onto bollard or separate logo attached by drilling and screwing.

Timber; routed, drilled and screwed.

Aluminium; cast integrally, acid etched, drilled and tapped.

What is the average weight and height of our bollards?

At Bollards.co.uk we have a range of many different bollard sizes. However, on average the following applys:

Material Weight  Height
Ductile/ Cast iron 45kg 985mm
Polyurathene 22kg 985mm
Concrete 90kg 450mm
220kg 900mm
Mild Steel 25kg 900mm
Stainless Steel 20kg 1000mm

 

Bespoke bollards may also be manufactured upon request.

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 fits flush and covers the socket.

How may a removable bollard be stored?

Additional sockets may be utilised to store removable bollards.

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