Top 3 Most Common Bollard Materials

The bollard is thought to be the most popular method of controlling traffic in busy city centres which is why they are difficult to miss. With this said, many councils are so preoccupied by aesthetics that they often choose to omit bollards from the landscaping of cities like Manchester and London without taking the repercussions into consideration. Luckily, bollards can be crafted from a range of different materials. Read on as we go over the top three…

Concrete Bollards

Known for their impact resistant design, concrete bollards come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are primarily used in order to control the flow of traffic. After all, it is virtually impossible for a vehicle to shift a concrete bollard from its base which means that they are able to protect pedestrians from injury. Plus, they are rather imposing and very difficult to miss.

Metal Bollards

When it comes to bollard aesthetics, many city centres have chosen to swap concrete for a variety of different metals due to their versatility and appeal. In addition to this, there are also a range of metals to choose from which provide different benefits when applied to the design of a bollard. For example, aluminium is malleable and lightweight which makes it a popular decorative bollard; stainless steel is sleek, weather resistant and very secure which makes it useful in cities; and cast-iron bollards are traditional and durable which makes them the perfect architectural implementation.

Wooden Bollards

Although they are significantly less common than metal and concrete alternatives, wooden bollards are often used in forests and parks in order to promote the natural surroundings and prevent industrial additions affecting the aesthetics of an area. With this said, they are more susceptible to weather related damage and can be easily affected by impact. Here at ABC Industrial, we believe that a bollard is an essential safety tool that every city centre should implement in order to prevent fatal injuries. After all, many recent terrorist attacks have involved the intentional mounting of curbs in unprotected locations, however steel and concrete bollards can prevent this. To find out more information about our range of bollards, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

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