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FAQs about Bollards

FAQs about Bollards

What are the types of materials available for Bollards?

Aremco Barriers design, manufacture, and supply bollards in a range of different materials, these include mild steel, polyurethane, stainless steel, and recycled plastic.

Which Bollards would you recommend for specific locations?

When it comes to shopping centres, industrial sites, and parking lots, mild steel is the best option.

The sleek and contemporary aesthetic of stainless steel makes them ideal for modern developments.

Projects with a low budget are best served by recycled plastic.

What Grades of Stainless Steel do you offer?

We offer both Grade 304 and 316, click here for more information on the differences between the two grades.

What are the Bollard Standards in the UK?

UK regulations stipulate that bollards must be spaced with a maximum gap of 1.2M between each post. A bollard arrangement must have a total width greater than the width of the entrance being protected (measured from the two outermost bollards).

What are the Different Types of Fixings?

Aremco Barriers, design, manufacture, and supply bollards that can be fixed using a variety of methods and options. Among these are root-fixed, base-plated, removable, telescopic, and foldable.

Do Bollards need to be filled with Concrete?

For instance, bollards in loading bays or service yards can be filled with concrete to give them a little extra strength. As a result, they do not qualify as ‘Impact Tested’, but simply have slightly more strength than the standard version. Bollards manufactured from mild steel are available from Aremco Barriers with a loose cap for easier insertion after concrete has been poured into the bollard.

Can I Install Bollards anywhere on my land?

If the land is yours, you can install bollards anywhere. Obtaining planning permission would only be necessary if this is not your property.

What are the situations in which each fixing would be used?

Often used in anti-ram applications, root-fixed provides a solid, permanent fix.

When a concrete foundation already exists, base-plating may be used. When excavation is impossible due to underground utilities, this method is commonly used.

When periodic access is needed, telescopic posts can be used without the need for storage.

Those that can be removed allowed periodic access but must be stored when not in use. Ground sockets are supplied in addition.

How do Ground Sockets work?

A steel socket with a hinged lid is concreted into the ground. When the bollard is in use, the hinged lid locates onto a lug on the bollard and a padlock secures the bollard to the socket. When the bollard is removed, the lid sits flush and covers the socket.

How do I store Removable Bollards?

You can purchase additional sockets to store these bollards once they have been removed to allow access.

What Standard Finishes are there?

Galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461:1999

Powder Coated in a Standard RAL

Standard RAL’s 9005 / 1003 / 3020 / 7016 / 6005

Non-standard colours are available, however there may be a surcharge.

What Banding options are available?

We can offer reflective banding at an additional charge.

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