2014-01-24 Brad TRQT blogcat_arch_bollards blogcat_dec_bollards blogcat_metal_bollards blogcat_safety_bollards
Choose Your Own Bollard: Customization Makes Big Difference
See how Reliance Foundry’s options for the model R-7576 bring a whole new level of versatility to bollard applications.
R-7576 Steel Bollards at Empire Theater
What if you went to a large car dealership and discovered that there was only one make and model available? That dealership wouldn’t fare very well because not all car buyers are looking for the same style, price, size, or features. There are certain types of products that just can’t come from the same cookie-cutter mold. Cars are one, and outdoor bollards are another.
Some people might not think there needs to be a wide range of bollards. After all, they’re just metal posts in front of buildings or driveways, right? How big a difference does one type of bollard versus another really make?
As it turns out, a big one. Outdoor bollards serve a wide range of purposes—blocking unauthorized vehicles, marking curves, controlling the flow of foot traffic, separating cars from pedestrians, providing bike parking, and enhancing the visual appeal of a building are just a few of their uses. The type of bollard that a business selects will depend on their primary needs.
Luckily, Reliance Foundry offers a wide range of customization options for their decorative bollards so that customers can get exactly what they need. Their popular model R-7576 is a particularly versatile model that has several optional accessories and a variety of installation options. Let’s take a closer look.
Get Versatile with the R-7576 Bollard from Reliance Foundry
The model R-7576 is a ductile iron bollard that stands 34 inches tall, has a base diameter of 5¾ inches, and is topped off with three annular rings leading up to a domed steel top. It has a simplistic yet elegant look that goes well with both historical and contemporary buildings. Reliance Foundry has provided public and private buildings all over North America with this model.
There are three different installation options for the R-7576 that building owners can choose, depending on their needs.
- The decorative bollard can be installed as an appealing cover for an unsightly security pipe that is up to 4½ inches wide and 31 inches tall.
- It can be installed as a removable bollard with a simple locking system that allows authorized individuals to easily move the posts for occasional vehicle access.
- It can be installed into new or existing concrete as a permanent, fixed bollard either for strictly decorative purposes or to delineate a boundary for pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Once you’ve chosen your installation method, the next thing to do is decide on different design options. These can include the shape of the bollard’s top, as well as the addition of bike parking arms. With the increasing popularity of biking in urban areas, adding these metal arms for cyclists to secure their bikes to can make businesses more appealing to potential customers. Other optional accessories include chain eyes, chain links, and powder-coated chains so that building owners can temporarily block spaces in a manner that is much less obtrusive than fencing.
If you’re looking for further customizable options for your project, check out the entire line of Reliance Foundry bollard and bollard cover accessories.
Did you know that Reliance Foundry offers several models of bollards that feature the same shaft as the model R-7576 bollard? For an even more distinct take on this versatile bollard, check out the table of related models below for more design options:
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd. delivers the highest-quality stock and custom-designed products for architectural site furnishings, traffic management and industrial applications. Since 1925, Reliance Foundry has built upon a long tradition of metal casting expertise to become an award-winning supplier for high-profile and everyday needs across North America.