Bollard Breakdown: Why You Should Use Them in Your Design

Here are the four main reasons that using decorative bollards can enhance functionality and beauty in your landscape design.

Published on: Aug 18th, 2016 03:11 PM

 
Decorative cast iron bollards are used in a variety of applications, whether that be delineating urban boundaries, providing impact resistance in parking lots, or featured as decorative elements within a landscape. Here is our list of common uses for decorative bollards.

Pedestrian Safety
A common use of cast iron decorative bollards is to protect an area that has a high volume of pedestrians, such as public parks, city attractions or athletic facilities. In urban settings, pedestrian areas are often situated in close proximity to heavy and congested traffic areas. Protecting these valued outdoor spaces is highly important when preserving pedestrian safety and security as they enjoy their experience in your finished outdoor design project.
 
Traffic Direction
Cast iron bollards can serve as a visual and physical barriers to drivers navigating an urban environment. Bollards can be used to alleviate motorist confusion and keep them directed on the roadway rather than venturing into non-traffic areas, such as sidewalks, parks, and pedestrian areas. When cast iron bollards are installed with an interior steel pipe embedded into concrete, they are capable of withstanding moderate traffic impact.
 
Structural Protection
Federal buildings, historical structures and culturally significant outdoor spaces all need to be protected more than ever in this age of rising security concern. Architects and designers are often faced with the dilemma of how to maintain the aesthetic integrity of these urban areas diminishing the appeal to their visitors. Decorative cast iron bollards are complimentary and unassuming architectural accents that also providing structural protection to buildings and historical sites.
 
Aesthetic Appeal
Cast iron decorative bollards can complement both traditional spaces, such as historical sites, or modern designs, such as green infrastructure streetscapes. Bollards don’t have to be used for function alone. In venues such as boutique hotels, restaurants, and revitalized neighborhoods, they can serve as unique and customized architectural elements that can make your landscape design distinctive to its visitors.  
 
To learn more about decorative bollards and hear about our product line, contact us at info@bollardsusa.com or 844-240-7860.
 

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