Metal Bollards

Our British Made Metal Bollards are designed to protect people and places from vehicle accidents. With a variety of designs and styles to choose from, you can find a bollard to suit most needs designed to look great in a contemporary surrounding.
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Metal Bollards - More Information

Metal Bollards in Car Park

Put shoppers at ease and keep employees and property safe. Our metal bollards create order outside your doors by taming and controlling potentially dangerous vehicle traffic in mixed-use areas. They also protect building perimeters, transform public spaces, and help with safety compliance. Created for aesthetic appeal as well as functionality, our metal bollards are designed with people in mind.

Why use metal bollards?

Anyone who’s ever felt vulnerable walking across a busy car park can appreciate what metal bollards do. Did you know that two-thirds of people admit to making phone calls while driving? The UK is currently suffering through an epidemic of distracted driving. The result: more accidents – it’s what happens when pedestrians and distracted drivers have to share a common space.

The traffic patterns are unpredictable and whether you’re looking for a parking spot or making your way down a crowded sidewalk on foot, distracted driving is a danger to everyone. Metal bollards organise those unruly traffic patterns and help drivers and pedestrians navigate heavily-trafficked areas where accidents are most likely to happen. In short, they help everybody get along and exist in the same space – whether it’s a suburban car park, a busy city corner, or the central terminal at a regional train station.

Here’s what they’re most commonly used for;

  • Calming traffic in dangerous mix-use drop-off areas and car parks
  • Organising complex foot and vehicle traffic in busy areas
  • Protecting children and parents in playgrounds
  • Defending buildings against would-be ram-raiders
  • Keeping buildings compliant with safety regulations
  • Protecting historical properties


These short, protective posts have been keeping property and pedestrians safe since the 1800s but only in the last decade or so have they become ubiquitous. That’s because modern cities are changing. People want walkable streets and alternative ways to commute. They want liveable urban centres where they feel safe walking to work or the corner cafe. Retailers want new ways to make the shopping experience more pleasing, and commercial developers want easy, good-looking asset protection that helps their buildings pass safety regulations.

Metal bollards will protect your perimeter – safeguarding your customers, your vendors, your employees, and your property from;

  • Distracted drivers
  • Vehicular bombardment
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Utility mishaps like exterior water and gas pipe explosions


Choosing the right bollard for you

Here’s what you should take into consideration when deciding which metal bollards are right for your installation:

  • What are you protecting? People, property, or interior assets? All three?
  • Do you need visibility aids on your bollards, like yellow paint, lighting, or reflectors?
  • Will you need ragged bollards, for casting into new concrete?
  • Will you need flanged bollards for bolting to existing concrete?
  • Will you need galvanised steel finish or powder-coated?
  • What diameter will you need? Ours come in a range of 48mm to 193mm


What grades are our metal bollards made from?

Our metal bollards are made from steel, which provides maximum impact resistance and durability. They come in three grades of steel:

  • Grade 304 Stainless Steel
  • Grade 316 Stainless Steel
  • Galvanised Mild steel


Why buy from First Mats?

Our mission is to keep the world safe amidst a constantly changing landscape. Evolving workplaces, new patterns of living and working that call for a next-gen approach to safety products. From cable to traffic control, First Mats is trusted by the Houses of Parliament, BBC, the Royal Air Force, and Virgin Atlantic.

Every customer is given the royal treatment, however, with unmatched customer service - our record speaks for itself and we let our current customers do the talking (a rating of “excellent” on Trustpilot, with 4.9 out of 5 stars). And with our commitment to quality, we’re continually looking for new ways to help the world stay safe, from the ground up.

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