What Are The Different Types of Car Park Bollards

What Are The Different Types of Car Park Bollards?

Car park bollards are small but incredibly sturdy ways to protect the damage that an out of control vehicle can cause.

It’s for this very reason that they are used in so many different circumstances, from protecting against vehicle theft and ram-raiding, to restricting access to pedestrianised areas and ensuring workplace safety.

In some cases, safety bollards might be suitable for car parks, whether they’re needed to guide vehicles along the correct route, reserve certain spaces, prevent access or departure if the required fee is not paid.

When selecting the correct safety bollard to install in a car park, ask yourself the following:

  • What do I need my safety bollard to do?
  • Should it permanently or temporarily restrict vehicle access?
  • What levels of impact should it be able to absorb?
  • Does it alter the visual appeal of the area in which it is being used?
  • Do I have any design requirements – for example, should it easily be seen or blend in with the environment?

Types of car park bollards

There are many different types of safety bollards to choose from, depending on the purpose that they’re needed for.

Select from the following main categories:

Retractable bollards

Retractable bollards are the most versatile type of safety bollard and are especially useful for when access to a certain area can’t be permanently restricted.

For instance, you might want to enable access to a pedestrianised area for deliveries or reserve a car parking space for only a certain period of time.

This is an economical and simple way to restrict access only as and when you need it. Bollards can be finished in a variety of different ways, including galvanised, powder coated and polymer, as well as in a variety of different shapes and sizes.

Stainless steel bollards

These are a preferred choice for people looking to not reduce the appeal of the site where the bollards will be placed. This is because they are the most aesthetically pleasing type of car park safety bollard.

They’re pretty versatile too, as they are available as removable options or ones which can be cast into the ground.

Static bollards

Static bollards are a sturdy and excellent solution to a situation where access from a moving vehicle must be permanently denied.

They provide incredibly high levels of security and therefore reassurance for both industrial and commercial customers looking to permanently protect their site.

Static bollards can be cast or bolted into the ground, ensuring that no vehicle, big or small is ever getting past them.

They come in a wide range of sizes including different thicknesses and colours. Also, all bollards can be customisable with extra additions, such as chain hooks to offer added choice.

Find out more about Armo Direct safety bollards

If you would like to find out more about the different types of car park safety bollards we have, or you need to install bollards for any other reason, contact us today and speak to a highly experienced member of the Armco Direct team to discuss your specific needs.