Parking Posts is a term that has different meaning to different people. In effect a parking post is a bollard typically made out of steel which acts to prevent unauthorised access to an area or to control movement within a car park.
PITTMAN as the UKs leading supplier of bollards, parking posts and barriers have a wide range allowing you to select the most appropriate parking post for your workplace or car park.
Parking posts can be removable which means they can be taken out of the ground to temporarily grant access to an area within the car park or indeed to just a specific parking space. The BudgetBollard Driveway Parking Post is a favourite with our private customers for domestic use but is also suitable for low traffic quieter areas in schools, delivery areas and hotels. This parking post comes with a ground socket which is fitted with a flap hinged cover to protect the socket when not in use.
Parking posts are also used as a fixed barrier i.e. to be concreted or bolted into position permanently to block off an area, close an unused entrance or even to protect an asset e.g. plant / machinery or a pay station. For fixed parking posts you have two main options: rigid or flexible. An example of a steel (rigid) parking post is the Paystation Bollard which as the name suggests is used for protecting assets within a car park. The second option is a flexible bollard which acts mainly as a visual deterrent, can withstands impacts and therefore reduces damage to both the post itself and to vehicles.
Many of our posts come with reflective bands to boost visibility and reduce impacts in poor lighting conditions or dark rainy nights. Our parking posts offer excellent value for money. Our product pages will detail the features of each bollard – remember areas with heavier traffic (e.g. train station set down areas, busy multi-storey car parks) will need heavy duty bollards which have a thicker diameter, taller overall height, galvanised rust-free finish and reflective bands. Whereas light duty environments (e.g. domestic, quiet secluded areas of car park) may be alright with our BudgetBollard range.