Friday, 28 November 2008

A Guide to choosing a Flagpole

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Choosing a flagpole may seem like a minefield, but if you break down the task into several key areas, it should prove a relatively easy exercise.

There are several factors to take into account:

Location & Height of pole

Flagpole Material

Your Budget

Location & Height of Flagpole

We have many different heights of flagpoles, ranging from 4.5 metres (approx 15’) to 10 m (approx 33’)

One of the most popular sizes we do is the 6 metre pole, approx 20’ high.

Key factors to consider is the height of surrounding buildings, trees or any wires from telegraph poles, power lines etc.

Flagpole Material

The main types of materials used in the manufacture, these days, are aluminium or fibreglass. Both of these materials are relatively maintenance free, and should last many years.

The aluminium poles tend to be sectional, whereas the fibreglass poles are usually a single piece tapered pole.

Our aluminium range of flagpoles are our most popular. As they are sectional poles, they provide excellent value and durability, and are economic to transport to site. We have 2 different specification poles to suit every requirement.

Our Fibreglass range of flagpoles offer excellent value, a single piece tapered pole for a prestigious look at a great price. A low weight, high strength pole with a smooth, dirt repellent surface.

NB All of our flagpoles are supplied complete. The only additional item you will need is a flag!

Internal / External Halyard

Halyards (the rope used to hoist a flag) can be external or internal for greater security, noise reduction & aesthetic appeal.

We would recommend an internal halyard system if the pole is close to the road or public areas – to prevent theft or damage of the flag.

Your Budget

A flagpole ¨should¨ be a one off purchase, so bare that in mind when choosing your flagpole. It may seem expensive at the time but it will last you years.

For more information on any of our range of Flags and Flagpoles please visit our website

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