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Bollard Questions and Answers

Bollard Questions and Answers

How much do bollards cost?

Security bollards and safety bollards cost anything from £50.00 to £3,000.00, depending on the type of bollard you need. Browse our range of bollards here.

How effective are bollards?

Security bollards are highly effective in safeguarding vehicles. They provide protection for your property and act as a deterrent against crimes like vehicle theft.

How deep should bollards be?

Generally, a third of what is above ground (fixed bollards) goes below ground i.e. 1500mm overall height then 500mm goes below ground.

What is a bollard in the UK?

Bollards are robust posts that serve as a crucial element for safety and traffic control purposes. These sturdy structures are designed to withstand impact and provide a physical barrier to protect pedestrians, buildings, and vehicles from potential collisions. Bollards are commonly found in various settings such as roads, car parks, on pavements, and public spaces. They are typically made from durable materials such as steel, concrete, or plastic, ensuring their longevity and resistance to wear and tear. Bollards are strategically placed to guide and direct the flow of traffic, preventing unauthorised access to restricted areas, and safeguarding vulnerable locations from potential threats. With their simple yet effective design, bollards play a vital role in enhancing safety and maintaining order in our urban environments.

Can I put a bollard on my drive in the UK?

When installing bollards on your driveway, it is important to ensure they are placed at least 45cm away from the road to avoid obstructing the public highway. This creates a physical barrier that effectively keeps unwanted vehicles out and protects your property.

What is the lifespan of a bollard?

A high-quality bollard can last over 30 years. If they are manufactured with a galvanised finish, this will not only enhance their durabiity but also protects against corrosion. Additionally, these bollards can be powder-coated yellow, improving their visibility during nighttime or low-light conditions.

Do bollards deter thieves?

Bollards are a highly effective visual deterrent; they signal to a would-be thief that stealing from your property will be a monumental task. The majority of criminals are opportunists, if they see an obstacle denying them ease and increasing their chance of getting caught, they'll likely move on.

Do you need planning permission for bollards?

As long as it is being positioned onto your own private land, then you do not need planning permission to install a bollard.

Should you fill bollards with concrete?

Not necessarily, however if you do fill them with concrete, this would be an inexpensive way of adding weight to the bollard and improve stability.

What is an alternative to a bollard?

For a cost effective solution to secure your boundary or perimeter, hoop barriers would be the perfect option as they will cover a wider ground span when compared to a fixed or telescopic bollard.

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