Parking bollards are a familiar sight and are crucial in protecting private property, pedestrians and the vehicles themselves. Car park bollards can be used for a number of purposes. This includes managing traffic flow, restricting access to car parks, reducing congestion, preventing theft and providing general protection.

Although primarily known for their practical uses, bollards can also be aesthetically pleasing and accentuate the look of the area they are placed. There are many varieties of bollards available in a range of metal finishes and the right bollard can improve the look of an area. 

In this guide, we will take an in-depth look at different bollard materials best suited for different car parks. Read on to find out which is the best car parking bollard to purchase today.

The best bollards for car park security

In this section, we will take a look at some of the best car park bollards on the market today. Including those available at Metal Products Direct

Stainless steel bollards

Stainless steel bollards are resistant to corrosion or rusting, which makes them perfect for use in any climate. This material also has a number of other benefits, such as fire resistance, sustainability, durability and being aesthetically pleasing. Stainless steel is a more expensive solution, but you will be getting the most premium quality.

At Metal Products Direct, we offer a number of stainless steel bollards. This includes removable bollards that are perfect for areas requiring temporary access, such as pedestrian zones or event spaces. We also offer fixed stainless steel bollards, which are a more permanent solution and they come in both cranked and straight designs.  

Aluminium bollards

Although they don’t provide the highest level of protection, aluminium bollards are good for temporary use. They are very lightweight, so they can be moved from one place to another with ease. If you are looking for a more decorative type of bollard, aluminium may be an option to consider. Be aware that aluminium bollards don’t offer the same durability and rust resistance as stainless steel parking bollards.

Concrete bollards

Concrete is a very impact resistant material if used in the right way. They are a crucial element of urban and rural development. This makes them good for busy roads to protect pedestrians and properties that want to restrict vehicle access.

Concrete bollards can also be used to create designated parking spaces for public or private car parks. A concrete bollard can be used to prevent access to the area or create a protected space for a car to park. The major downside to concrete bollards is that they are more difficult to move or replace. When a concrete bollard is damaged, it is a much bigger job to repair or replace it than many other materials.

Galvanised steel bollards

Galvanised steel bollards are also resistant to rusting and are considered a cheaper alternative to stainless steel. Although they are cheaper, they are still incredibly reliable and have a long life span. Galvanised steel is also appealing to the eye, as it offers a more rugged yet professional look.

At Metal Products Direct, we offer a wide range of galvanised steel bollards. These include semi-domed, flat and mitred tops, depending on the style you desire. We offer fixed square and round galvanised steel bollards, as well as removable bollards.

Find bollards and more with Metal Products Direct

We offer a wide range of super high-quality parking bollards at Metal Products Direct, are made in Manchester, UK. We also offer many other safety equipment options. including stainless and galvanised steel barriers in a number of materials and variations.

When it comes to producing metal products that will keep you protected, nobody does it like Metal Products Direct. Contact us today to find out more about the high-quality products we offer.

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