Add It Up: Bollards Affordably Accent Landscapes While Doubling as Security Assets
Versatile and attractive bollard options to organize, delineate and accent parks, lawns and streetscapes
Written by: Brad Done
Bollards bring value to effective and attractive landscape planning. At their simplest, they serve as security and traffic sentinels, directing vehicles, people and bikes - doing double duty as both site definition features and defense posts.
handle all those needs with ease, adding grace and refinement as well. Reliance Foundry has one of the largest collections of period bollards, built to be used as stand-alone landscape accents or to attractively cover heavy-duty security bollards - most of which have little design appeal. Architectural bollards offer scores of design choices, several standard colors, and unique mounting options. Functional bollards - such as removable, retractable and bike parking bollards – add contemporary flair with practical outdoor landscaping purposes.
To make landscaping bollards
a design asset across sites with any combination of functional needs, Reliance Foundry continues to develop flexible, bike storage, retractable, and even removable bollards with mix and match configuration options;
- Providing outdoor pathway definition while minimizing damage to vehicles and property upon impact, flexible bollards are the superior design choice for any site where a vehicle is likely to go over a roadway edge on turns.
- By adding lifting arms to our standard bollard product line, existing bollards are transformed into decorative bike bollards. Thousand of security pipe bollards already in place around parks and pathways can add a bicycle parking option to these posts using bollard covers with arms.
- For outdoor locations where change of accessibility is needed, Reliance Foundry offers a unique range of removable steel bollards with complimentary fixed bollard options.
- In areas where rapid & convenient changing access is needed, retractable bollards can be installed in pathways to deter intrusion, divert traffic, and define routes or roadways. Complimentary fixed and removable mix and match options are available for changing purposes across the landscape setting.
Bollards are much more pleasing to the eye than chain link fencing, and can be connected with graceful chains and other bollard accessories
to perform fence functions such as defining pathways, directing traffic, and identifying entrances and other features that people need to find.
Bollards are regularly specified on all kinds of landscaping and streetscaping projects as ornamental or decorative fixtures in gardens and surroundings, sidewalks and pathways. Landscaping bollards are available in many styles, sizes, materials and colors; they are made from are durable, hard wearing materials and coatings, and are ready to withstand all weather conditions.
Visit Reliance Foundry’s bollard web site
to see their entire selection of bollard products.
About Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.
Reliance Foundry has been a family-owned business since 1927. Bollards are one of its main product lines, along with bike racks, industrial wheels and investment castings. Reliance sources products globally and offers quick and convenient delivery in the United States and Canada from its Vancouver location.