Monday, 22 October 2012

Britain's Toughest Bollard

Highways team hail

Gateshead Council’s Highways Engineering Team believe they have found a contender for the “Toughest Bollard in Britain”.

The Night Owl bollard from Street Furnishings is situated at a former accident black spot near Birtley.
It has been nudged, whacked or run over virtually every day for over 12 months and is still standing and performing its duty.
The ‘T’ junction, situated on a virtually blind bend in the road, was notorious for collisions as vehicles ‘cut the corner’ despite the give way warning signs and associated road markings.
In an attempt to prevent this, the council constructed an island complete with two Night Owl keep-left, bounce-back bollards which have dramatically reduced accidents.
The corner remains ‘tight’ and although drivers are now approaching it with more care, many larger vehicles still cut the corner and hit the Night Owl bollard nearest to the junction.
Ian McCran of Gateshead Council said: “The scheme has been a great success in reducing collisions.
“And it has proven to us the inherent, outstanding durability of Leafield’s Night Owl sign bollard; so much so that it is now Gateshead’s current preferred choice for keep left self-righting bollards.”
So impressed have the Council been with the performance of the Night Owl that they are about to trial the recently introduced Illuminated Night Owl which is base lit with a high performance LED and is reported to be so energy efficient that it costs less than £4 per annum to operate.

Breakdown of Illuminated Nightowl showing LED unit and Duct Box Base

Supermarket Bollards

If you are looking for Bollards that are good value for money, made from recycled plastic, available in a removable, or anti ram raid version all with reflectors so as they are DDA compliant, look no further.

Bollards used by Waitrose.

Bollards used by Sainsburys.

Bollards used by Tescos.

Bollards used by Costco.

For further information on any of the bollards above or any other bollard requirements , please contact our sales team on
01189 404717

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Streetsafe Bollards

Streetsafe Bollard Range

Street Furnishings are pleased to announce its new range of Plastic Bollards.

The Streetsafe Bollard Range.

The range covers a whole spectrum of uses from cyclesignage bollards, verge posts, flexible bollards, anti ram bollards.
The majority of the bollards are available in a cast in version, socketted removable version, or a surface fix version.

The complete range are made in the UK with all replacement parts available quickly.

For further information regarding this range please contact sales on 01189 404717

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Street Furnishings gain Exor Cerification

Street Furnishings gain Exor Certification

Street Furnishings have been independantly assessed by Exor Certified Supplier programme, and have passed gaining full accreditation as an ISO 9001 supplier.

Street Furnishings are delighted to have gained this additional sign to indicate to the public that we take the role of being a quality supplier seriously.