Traffic Bollards come in various different configurations including:
- Fixed bollards: bolt-down (surface mount) or concrete-in (sub-surface). These are permanent barriers to restrict access at all times.
- Fold-down bollards: mostly bolt-down. These barriers are ideal if you need occasional access to the area for maintenance or a few hours per day – also used as a driveway post or for protecting car park spaces. Remember when folded flat to the ground they can present a trip-hazard. This isn’t a problem if a car is parked in the space, but otherwise consider using a removable bollard
- Retractable bollards: retract into the ground when access is needed. Some models are considered anti-ram bollards. Good points: there is no trip hazard when access is needed, and no risk of losing the bollard (like a removable one). Downside: you need to dig a really deep hole 800 – 1300mm depending on the model, so we typically sell them for anti-ram purposes for high security risks or when a new yard is being poured.
- Removable bollards: also called parking posts – used in conjunction with a ground socket these bollards are removed out of the ground when access is required. Some models come with a flap or an optional cover to eliminate any hazard from the empty ground socket when the post is not in use.
- Impact recovery bollards: these are fixed yet flexible bollards which are designed to spring back into shape when hit
Available in a selection of materials and finishes – most popular for bollards is hot-dipped galvanised which means even if an external coating like powder coating is scratched, the underlying bollard will not rust. All of our Autobahn bollards are hot-dip galvanised, some with an additional powder coating.
Call our expert sales team for help with choosing bollards for your next job – phone 020 3773 5397