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The Beginners Guide to Bollards 2024

The Beginners Guide to Bollards 2024

Choosing the right bollard for your specific circumstances can be challenging given the wide range of options available on the market. Bollards serve various purposes including crowd control, security, bicycle parking, and traffic management. When considering purchasing a bollard, it's essential to carefully assess your requirements and expectations.

Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision:

Material: Select a material that ensures durability and complements the surrounding landscape.

Functionality: Determine the primary function of the bollard and where it will be installed. Are you aiming to enhance security around a building or manage traffic flow?

Design: Consider aesthetics and choose a bollard style that suits the application. Traditional or modern designs can be selected based on preference, with the goal of blending seamlessly into the landscape.

Value for Money: Look for a cost-effective long-term solution considering material choices and lifecycle costs. Aremco Barriers offers products that are easy to install, repair, and maintain.

Reputable Quality: Ensure the bollards are manufactured by a reliable supplier known for quality products and excellent after-sales service. Aremco Barriers is a trusted source for bollards and related services.

If you own a commercial property, investing in bollards can offer numerous benefits. Before making a purchase, consider the following questions to guide your decision-making process and avoid potential returns and hassles:

  • What specific purpose do I need the bollards to serve?
  • Where will the bollards be installed, and what are the environmental conditions?
  • How many bollards do I need, and what is my budget?
  • Do I require any additional features or customisation options?
  • Which supplier can provide the best quality products and support services?

By carefully evaluating these factors, you can select the right bollards to meet your needs effectively.

What will the Bollards be used for?

In order to determine which type of bollard is best for you, consider why you need them. The use of Removable Bollards in the construction of a car park will provide you with the temporary barrier that you require. The use of Retractable (Telescopic) Bollards is recommended if you wish to stagger cars from entering your facility.

In areas where there is high risk of vehicle collisions, high-security bollards are ideal, and are manufactured steel. They are best installed in parking lots, storefronts, and other places where vehicles are likely to collide.

Do I need my Bollards galvanised?

Your local climate will determine whether they need to be galvanised. By coating the bollards in zinc, they are protected from the elements, including salt air that is corrosive. So, if your business is located near the coast, then the answer is Yes.

What Maintenance is Required?

Typically, bollards require minimal maintenance, mainly consisting of periodic cleaning to remove dirt, road dust, and debris. For painted bollards, scheduling occasional touch-ups may be necessary. Additionally, it's important to inspect floor-mounted bollards for any loose bolts to ensure their safety.

Safety Considerations

When prioritising safety in your project, high-security bollards are essential. These bollards are designed to halt vehicles, safeguarding pedestrians and other drivers. Installing such bollards, especially in front of shopfronts with large glass windows, can prevent car collisions that may lead to severe injuries and property damage.

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