Breaking News in Street Furniture?
It is not news when vehicles clip or career through bollards. It is sadly a fact of life for those involved in highway maintenance and safety. It is perhaps more newsworthy when one vehicle achieves the damage shown here on a corner in Wales.
Here the costs involved could start to reach the sort of numbers that the media likes to report, where the bigger the number the more newsworthy it is.
Bollard Replacement Costs
We understand from one of our clients that the following is a typical cost to replace a bollard:
Traffic Management £1200
Labour 2no x 3hrs £90
Small Plant £45
8 QC 10 £120
5 Paviours £ 2
Total £ 1503
And this doesn’t include the cost of the bollards themselves. It is far better to consider the whole of life cost of the bollard. Given the Watts ranges of bollards are made in polyurethane, they are virtually maintenance free. Where our impact flex bollard has been selected for areas where there is no need to stop a vehicle in its tracks, it will bounce back without the need for repair. This can be seen in the videos in the product section of our standalone thebollardshop.com website.
The Watts Street Furniture Council Offer
We know that every council has at least one troublesome bollard that is always being knocked and damaged. If the costs shown are true, we understand each time it needs replacing, it is a significant cost to any Council.
Which is why Watts Street Furniture are offering every eligible Council in Scotland, England and Wales, one free 155cm impact flex bollard to trial in 2016. All you will need to do is to pay for the costs of delivery to you and send us a picture of the installed bollard and its location.
To take advantage of this offer or to discuss the requirements of your site, please phone us on 01594 847 150 or email us.