Steel Bollards Offer Versatility and Durability to All Designs
Steel provides a strong, durable and vandal resistant solution to street furniture. Steel is easy to manufacture and is extremely cost effective. Bollards range from a lightweight parking post to larger diameter security bollards used to protect buildings and pedestrians from moving vehicles. The standard ranges are manufactured from 60mm up to 300mm round section mild steel tube and are available in a range of styles to suit the specification and design of most schemes driveway bollards fitted birmingham.
All steel bollards are galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 and have the option of powder coating to any BS or RAL colour. Mild steel tube is available in varying thicknesses 60mm up to 114mm diameter have a 3mm thick wall. Diameters above this are 5mm thick as standard. Mild steel tube is available in larger wall thicknesses to provide the ultimate safety barriers.
Of very low maintenance, steel requires only occasional cleaning with warm water and soap or a mild detergent. In heavy industrial areas or areas of a high volume of traffic bollards may be subject to more deposits, in order to maintain the desired finish a more frequent maintenance programme is recommended.
Areas requiring vehicle access during the day and require a safe and secure area at night can utilise a telescopic bollard. The bollards have a light lifting weight, approximately 15kgs, and retract to ground level allowing for continued vehicle access. When the bollard is lifted and locked in place it provides high security to the area, this design can also be manufactured in a thicker steel wall to provide anti ram resistance.
Another option is the installation of removable steel bollards. A ground socket is installed and the bollard is lowered and locked in place with the ground socket cover plate and padlock. When the bollard is removed the cover plate lies flush to ground level ensuring there are no trip hazards.
Steel bollards can provide the ultimate solution for security to areas, such as police stations and Ministry of Defence bases requiring anti ram bollards. Designed and manufactured with an internal steel core to the bollards, giving additional anti ram resistance. For further strengthening the bollards can be concrete filled to give a further dimension to the resistance of the bollard.
Parking posts can be supplied in a couple of options to suit the scheme’s design. Bollards are available with base plate fixings, the perfect solution for multi storey car parks, and can be seen across the recently opened Westfield site, opposite the Olympic park.
For parking areas requiring access in the day and security at night folding steel bollards lie at ground level allowing plenty of space to the underside of cars parking over them.