Iron, steel, and aluminum bollards enhance architectural design
Decorative bollards create physical and visual barriers for vehicles, without taking away from the aesthetic of a landscape or architectural style. Decorative posts prevent vehicle access to pedestrian-only areas, while allowing foot traffic to pass unimpeded.
Style shouldn’t be sacrificed for safety. Decorative bollards are available in a range of materials and designs to complement any architectural style—from classical or historical buildings to modern commercial spaces.
Various styles, from simple to ornate, are available to suit any public or private outdoor environment. Six powder coating color options are available for all decorative bollards to increase visibility or complement surrounding color schemes.
To ensure long service life with minimal maintenance, decorative bollards are made from quality materials. All ductile iron, steel and aluminum bollards feature powder coatings to ensure lasting durability against weathering and use.
Unlike standard cast iron, which is highly brittle and susceptible to cracking, ductile iron offers excellent strength, hardness, and resilience to wear, making it more suitable for site furnishing applications. Ductile iron is highly castable, allowing for intricate patterns and ornamentation.
Steel bollards are made from fabricated steel, customized to suit a range of ornamental and security applications. Due to its strength and durability, steel is one of the most widely used building materials worldwide. With proper care, it has an extremely long lifespan. Oversize models are especially suitable for large, high-impact steel pipe applications.
Aluminum is a lightweight material ideal for removable bollard configurations. Reliance Foundry uses a tempered, low-density alloy that provides an ideal balance of ductility and hardness. Natural corrosion resistance ensures bollards look their best in demanding environments.
Decorative bollards can be installed on their own as visual markers, preventing vehicle access while allowing the free flow of pedestrians. Stand-alone decorative bollard installations do not provide crash resistance.
Impact protection is ideal for sensitive crash locations and areas with a combination of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. For impact protection, decorative bollards should be installed over steel pipe security posts— steel pipes are the simplest form of bollard, offering the greatest impact protection. Decorative bollards can function as post sleeves, covering the steel pipes to provide security, while complementing the building’s style.
Decorative bollards can be installed in new or existing concrete surfaces, in a range of simple installation methods. They can be used as stand-alone bollards or as ornamental bollard covers for security pipes. Some decorative bollards are also available with removable mounting options for areas with changing access requirements.