how to choose a bollard?

Many factors go into the decision of what type of bollard should be used for a particular application. A few things to consider before selecting a bollard:

  • Will this be a permanent bollard fixed in one place, or should this be a bollard that needs to be removed  from time to time to allow access for designated vehicles?
  • Is this a traffic deterrent or a security issue?
  • If it is a security issue, what size vehicle do I want to stop and how fast could it be traveling when it makes impact?
  • Do I want this bollard to be highly visible so that drivers can see it, or do I want something that is more aesthetic and in keeping with the design of the site

We highly suggest visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page

Fixed Inground (Cast in/Plant Mounted)

Mountings are an important factor when choosing a bollard. One of the first is the mounting. For the best protection then a Fixed Bollard (sometimes known as “Cast in” or “Plant Mounted”) will offer the most strength during an impact.

Surface Mounted Bollards

A Surface Mounted bollard is needed when there is a suspended slab or underground utilities that can’t be disturbed.  (Or inside a factory or warehouse) These bollards are only as strong as the bolts it is mounted with.

Removable (By Padlock or Key System)

A Removable Bollard is when you need temporary access and is done through a padlock hinge or keylock. These bollards will need an underground socket/sleeve.

76mm, 101mm, 114mm, 140mm, 165mm

The application will usually determine the Diameter that you select. For example a small bollard protecting a Supermarket Chiller from trolleys will usually be a smaller 76mm Diameter.  Pedestrian protection from light traffic would usually be a 101mm or 114mm. For Heavy traffic and Warehouse protection we recommend the 140mm to 165mm. For Ram Raid Bollard Protection we would recommend a Fixed Inground 165mm Bollard that are Concrete filled + rebar inserts – 140 or 165


Welded Flat Top

   As the name suggests this is a simple Welded Flat Top Bollard 

Most of our Stainless Steel Bollards have a welded flat top.

Pressed Cap

Our Pressed Cap Bollards are mainly galv and powdercoated.

Our press on cap bollards are designed for this purpose if needed. While it is commonly thought that a cement-filled bollard makes it stronger, it may only be that the cement makes it heavier and that the added mass creates additional resistance for a particular application. In general, the strength of any steel bollard comes from the strength of the steel cylinder itself, which is determined by the diameter of the bollard and the wall thickness. It is the impact resistance and inherent strength of the steel, coupled with proper installation in a proper footing that determines how secure an installation will be. Bollards Online recommends that you engage with your local engineer for advice

Architectural Heads

Our Viaduct Bollard is our featured Architectural Bollard (More coming soon). These are made to order and are within the 20 Day Lead time.

find the right bollard for your next project

you can use our selector tool to find one of our stocked bollards with the right diameter, mounting, finish and style and ascertain the lead time depending on your requirements. we stock bollards for all applications including; pharmacy bollards, supermarket bollards, warehousing bollards and car parking bollards.

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why bollards online?

We have been manufacturing bollards since 1978. Our Auckland based factory is part of Fel Group Limited which is a leading NZ Fabricator and Street Furniture manufacturer. A family owned business who have developed a strong reputation as a trusted company with a core philosophy of high standards and excellent quality.

Why Us?

  • Cost Effective – We feature very competitive pricing and these are visible directly on our site
  • Delivered to you within a week*- We have quick lead times 3 Days for Galv and 5 Days for any powder coating (*Location dependent)
  • Strong 10 Year Warranty- One of the strongest warranties in our field

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