Retention Sockets

RS48 Retention Socket
Pittman® RS48 Retention Socket
RS60 Retention Socket
Pittman® RS60 Retention Socket
RS76 Retention Socket
Pittman® RS76 Retention Socket
RS89 Retention Socket
Pittman® RS89 Retention Socket
RS115 Retention Socket
Pittman® RS115 Retention Socket

At Pittman we have an excellent range of retention sockets that are perfect for equipping bollards, bike racks, street furniture and more with the ability of removal should the need arise. Retention sockets are being used more and more across Ireland now - they allow the likes of root fixed or sub-surface items to be removed on short notice especially if works are taking place around the area.

How do retention sockets work?

Retention sockets are buried under the ground and allow for insertion of a bollard, bike rack etc. and removal of the same item should the need occur - something that cannot be done with root fixed items on their own. Once concreted-in the socket will be flush on the surface with a plate that covers the mechanism to release the bollard should you need it.

Using a retention socket is ideal in situations that cannot allow for multiple excavations that may damage the bollard or item in question. The socket itself is completely reusable if being used in different areas and provides excellent stability for the bollard while in place.

The RS48 Retention Socket is perfect for using with the likes of our Sheffield Cycle Stands, while the RS89 Retention Socket is suited for using with several of items in our Stainless Steel Bollards range.

Retention Sockets


Yes, we can ship worldwide from our Athy, UK and European warehouses. Our warehouse team ship stock items daily across Ireland and UK. For non-stock items or shipping to Europe and the rest of the world contact us at for more information.

Standard delivery on stock items is approximately 2-3 days from date of order. Non-stock items and bespoke items may deliver from one of our UK or European warehouses and can range range from 2 to 8 weeks.

Please note that all delivery times are estimates only and we are not responsible for any event or delay out of our control.

We ship orders daily using Fastway, DHL and various pallet services. The standard shipping charge is €14.50 for single or small quantities that can go with a regular courier.

Larger items and quantities may require delivery via pallet service. Pallet charges range from €80.00 for single pallets or €160.00 for double pallets.

Please note that shipping charges are subject to change at any time.

We accept all Laser, Mastercard, Visa and Paypal payments through our website or over the phone. If you would prefer to pay via bank transfer we can send you a pro-forma invoice with our relevant bank details. Orders are processed once full payment has been received.

We offer a 30-day no quibble returns policy on stock items only. If you would like to return stock items you can do so easily by returning them to our main Athy office at your cost.

Please note all items must be in original condition and packaging. Any refunds will be made once the items are checked by our warehouse team and deemed to be in good condition.

We do not accept returns of non-stock or bespoke items. See full details on our shipping and returns page.

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