Timber bollards provide a durable solution to manage traffic and provide security and safety, all whist remaining an aesthetically pleasing street element.
A great way to manage traffic, prevent vehicles from entering an area or provide security, timber bollards are a charming feature in outdoor locations such as parks, playgrounds or outdoor parking areas.
Timber bollards can also be made to be removable, meaning those with authority can take them down and put them up as required.
But how do you know which timber bollards to buy?
In this buying guide, we break down some of the most frequently asked questions so that you can buy bollards with confidence.
What is the purpose of timber bollards?
Timber bollards are often used in a wide range of civil, commercial and private projects.
Due to their aesthetic nature, they are most frequently used in outdoor projects and are installed for any number of reasons, such as:
- Traffic Management
- Preventing vehicle parking in specific spaces
- Traffic Flow
- Provide security
- Setting boundaries
Timber bollards are so popular because of their cost and durability and their general look and feel.
They are particularly at home in outdoor projects and are customisable for a wide variety of requirements and looks.
Timber bollards can be custom-ordered in a wide range of sizes and finishes, including flat, domed, rounded or pointed tops.
Depending on what the bollards will be used for, they can be manufactured for fencing, so that a chain or pole can be fitted between the bollards, or be fitted with recessed delineators for greater visibility at night time.
You should always consider the ultimate purpose of your bollard before purchasing.
This helps to ensure you get the right bollard for the right price and avoid disappointment once installed.
How much does a timber bollard cost?
The cost of a bollard can change depending on the finish and any other customisation you require.
Dome bollards are available online starting from $26.10; however, there is a range of custom options available when it comes to buying bollards.
You can purchase dome timber bollards directly from our online store.
Australian Treated Pine has a simple, online quoting process our customers who are seeking custom timber bollards can complete online with ease as well.
Simply fill out the form in our online shop, and our team will be in touch with you to confirm pricing.
How deep should timber bollards be?
The depth of installation for a timber bollard will depend on a range of factors and the intended use of the bollard.
For example, a timber bollard that is intended to stop a car from driving through to a pedestrian area might need to be installed deeper than a bollard that is fencing off a children’s play area from a pathway at the park.
Similarly, if you intend to make your bollard removable, you may want to consider a galvanised bollard sleeve that allows for bollards to be put up and down as required.
These are available in 125mm, 150mm or 200mm and are great casings for your bollard regardless of whether you intend to move it up and down or not.
Do you need planning permission to install timber bollards in Melbourne?
You may need permission from the council or the property owner to install timber bollards.
It is always recommended you ask the relevant authorities about the requirements for your project BEFORE you buy bollards online.
Depending on where you are installing the bollard, you may need to request permission from:
- Local council
- Private land owners
This is particularly true if you are considering buying a bollard in Melbourne for private use, such as installing a bollard on your nature strip bordering council property to stop other people from parking on your lawn.
It is always best to enquire with the relevant authority to ensure you are not falling foul of any regulations.
It also a good idea to have your bollards professionally installed to ensure they are correctly placed and remain durable.
Buying timber bollards online
At Australian Treated Pine, we make buying timber bollards online in Melbourne easy.
Simply head to our online store, select your desired timber bollard product and complete your order online.
If you are ordering custom timber bollards, you will need to request a quote first. Of course, you can also complete this online.
Of course, if you have any queries, you can always contact us to chat to our experienced and knowledgeable team.