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From the early days of fixing a cannon upside down into the ground to moor ships and using timber posts to restrict traffic, the bollard has become a ubiquitous traffic control and perimeter protection method due to its reliability and simplicity. Most security posts and bollards are used for perimeter protection and traffic management by restricting access to vehicles while still allowing access by pedestrians. Some are used as a security measure to protect commercial properties, shops and cash machines against ram-raids, and others are used to prevent the theft of cars or caravans from driveways.

Bollards come in many shapes and sizes and can be fabricated in a wide range of materials:

  • Mild steel posts provide strength, while being relatively cheap, and can be powder coated in any colour after being galvanised to prevent rust.
  • Stainless steel bollards are strong and durable while giving a modern and attractive finish to any project.
  • Wooden bollards are naturally strong and ooze rustic charm. All timber is FSC certified and sourced from sustainable forestry schemes.
  • Plastic bollards are made from 100% recycled plastics and are a great way to convert old waste into a strong and environmentally friendly product.
  • Polyurethane bollards are moulded around a steel core in a range of ornate designs.

Bollard variations:

Static bollards are a simple post that can be concreted into the ground or bolted to the surface with a base plate. This type of bollard is usually made from metal or timber and has been around for centuries.

The fold down parking post  sits on a hinged base plate and is locked into the upright position (usually behind a car or van on a driveway) with a padlock, preventing anybody without a key from driving away. The fold down bollard can also be used to reserve designated spaces on car parks. Folding bollards lay flat to the floor when not in use.

The telescopic retractable security post drops down into a galvanised steel ground socket when not in use. The telescopic security post is fitted with a high security integral lock on the head of the post that is operated with a key and locks in both the raised and lowered position. When your post is dropped into the concreted in ground socket, all you will see is a flat steel lid.

Removable bollards also sit inside a concreted in ground socket when in use. Unlike the telescopic post, the removable bollard is lifted out of the socket completely when not in use. The lift out bollard is secured in place with a padlock and when not in use is stored away until it’s needed back on duty.

We pride ourselves on our high-quality workmanship and design flexibility and our team of highly skilled metalworkers can design and fabricate bespoke options to suit any project. Our bollards are all manufactured to the highest quality standards and available at very competitive prices.

Barricade Ltd

Unit 6 Conway Industrial Estate,
Skull House Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire. WN6 9DW

E: info@barricade.co.uk
T: 0845 900 2131
F: 0845 900 2132